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Independence groups support having only ‘Taiwan’ on passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Pro-independence groups on Monday (July 20) called for changes to Taiwan’s passport, the name of China Airlines, and the country’s judicial system. Members ...

Taiwan passport ranks world’s 33rd most powerful: Henley & Partners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s passport ranks 33rd on the latest list of the world’s most powerful passports issued Tuesday (July 7), three spots lower than last year’s simila...

Taiwan can help, but can it help itself?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is constantly looking for recognition from the international community, but how can we as a country expect to be recognized when we continually give out mixed signa...

Proposal to emphasize 'Taiwan' on passport passes first reading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two proposals to hold referendums on emphasizing "Taiwan" on the cover of Taiwanese passports passed the first reading on Tuesday (April 28). During a meeting...

Former WHO adviser from France receives Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO) from France was one of five foreign residents who received a Taiwan passport Tuesday (April 28) — but were al...

Photo of the Day: Taiwan 'Bubble Tea Passport'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese artist has created these whimsical designs for a new Taiwanese passport based on the country's famous drink, as legislators and members of the public call ...

Legislator proposes erasing ‘China’ from Taiwan’s passport cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s foreign ministry is open to changes in the cover design of the country’s passport, as its official name, “Republic of China,” has become a...

Overseas Taiwanese urge removal of 'Republic of China' from passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Close to 50 Taiwanese associations overseas joined together on Wednesday (April 15) to call for the removal of the "Republic of China" from the English name on t...

Majority of Taiwanese support replacing 'Republic of China' with 'Taiwan' on passport cover

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has said it would accept a decision by the Legislative Yuan to omit Taiwan’s country name, “Republic of China,” le...

Su calls lawmaker unfit for duty for saying 'Taiwan is not a country'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Tuesday (March 31) said that Kuomintang (KMT) legislator Chen Yu-jen (陳玉珍) is not fit to serve in the Legislative Yuan after she declared t...

Over 70% favor removing 'China' from Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 70 percent of Taiwanese support changing the English name on Taiwan's passports to avoid confusion with communist China, according to the results of a survey run ...

Dissident blogger burns Chinese passport, calls on Taiwanese to vote

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A former Chinese citizen and dissident blogger burned his Chinese passport in Hualien on Wednesday (Jan. 8) and appealed to Taiwanese to cherish their hard-won democracy a...

Taiwan passport ranked as 32nd strongest in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In its annual Passport Index ranking comparing the relative strength of the world’s passports, the British consultancy firm Henley and Partners listed Taiwan as havi...

Taiwan has 31st most powerful passport in world, China 72nd

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest passport index by British consulting firm Henley & Partners ranked Taiwan as having the 31st most powerful passport in the world in terms of countries that ...

Taiwan passport can now include names in Hoklo, Hakka, indigenous languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hoklo, Hakka, and indigenous names can now be included in Taiwanese passports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today (Aug. 15) said the Passport Act (護照條例) has amende...