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On Taiwan’s New Passport, the Incredible Shrinking ‘Republic of China’

Poster:Post date:2021-01-17
Catergory:Commentaries
Region:(Taiwan)
Issue:(Taiwan’s Foreign Relations)
(New York Times, By Livia Albeck-Ripka) The self-governing island’s official name, Republic of China, has been downsized in the new passport, though it remains on the cover in Chinese characters. The words “Taiwan Passport” appear in large bold type. The government said early in the pandemic that it was all an attempt to lessen confusion surrounding its citizens traveling during the coronavirus outbreak, and to disassociate them from people coming from mainland China as many countries rushed to bar entry to Chinese travelers.  
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