Taiwan reveals new passport design, shrinking ‘China’ references to ‘avoid confusion’

Taiwan on Wednesday officially released its new passport design to be rolled out next year.The new cover features “Taiwan” in a significantly larger typeface and does not include the English for “Republic of China.” Instead, the official English name can be seen wrapped around the Taiwanese emblem at the centre of the passport in considerably smaller letters. The Chinese for “Republic of China,” however, remains up top.Spokesperson for Taiwan’s Executive Yuan Evian Ting said at a press conference on Wednesday that the move to diminish the word “China” on the cover was to “avoid confusion.” The…

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