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Taiwan's passport ranked 30th strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese passport is the 30th most powerful in the world, according to the Henley Passport Index for the first quarter of 2021. The index, published quarterly by L...

KMT opposition to new national emblem symbolic of party rooted in past

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – To the shock and horror of absolutely no-one, the Kuomintang (KMT) announced this week that it is opposed to making any legal changes to the country’s national sy...

New Taiwan passport available today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese citizens on Monday (Jan. 11) could begin applying for the newly designed passport, which features "Taiwan" prominently on the cover, and those who come...

New Taiwan passport available Jan. 11

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese nationals can now apply for a passport with the new design, which prominently features the word “Taiwan,” starting Monday (Jan. 11), according to the...

Taiwan passport entry and exit stamps to feature country outline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning on Jan. 1, entry and exit stamps for passports will show the outline of Taiwan instead of a plum blossom, the Ministry of the Interior said Saturday (Dec. 26). ...

Launch of new Taiwan passport set for January 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The new passport that gives a prominent place to the name “Taiwan” and reduces the size of the term “Republic of China” will become available to th...

New passport design offers practical and diplomatic benefits

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – A few years ago, I flew into Maastricht in the Netherlands with my Taiwanese wife and brother-in-law. After an uneventful flight, we passed through the small and quiet ...

Passport cover competition spotlights Taiwan’s cultural diversity

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan unveiled a new passport design on Wednesday (Sept. 2) that highlights the word “Taiwan,” a competition for Taiwanese passport cover designs has shed ...

Taiwan small parties suggest new KMT emblem to avoid passport confusion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Taiwan's minor parties on Wednesday (Sept. 2) expressed concerns over the resemblance between the Kuomintang (KMT) party flag and the country's national...

New passport clearly shows 'we are Taiwanese': Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the new design for Taiwan's passport cover was unveiled on Wednesday (Sept. 3), President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said that the new document will enhance the country'...

KMT responds to new Taiwan passport design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT) responded to Wednesday’s (Sept. 2) unveiling of the new national passport design by saying that President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administrat...

Cabinet to introduce new Taiwan passport design

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese Cabinet on Wednesday (Sept. 2) will release the new design for the nation’s passport. The Cabinet has issued a notice that a press conference about ...

Basketball star Jeremy Lin has obtained Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American basketball star Jeremy Lin (林書豪) has obtained a Taiwanese passport, making him eligible to join the national team, reports said Wednesday (Aug. 19). ...

New Taiwan passport design up for public vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Voting is now underway on a New Power Party (NPP) website for a series of new Taiwanese passport cover designs, which either minimize or entirely eliminate any mention of ...

Legislative Yuan votes to spotlight 'Taiwan' on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's legislature on Wednesday (July 22) passed a resolution to emphasize "Taiwan" over "China" on both the nation's airline name and passpo...