Lawmaker reveals three passport design proposals

SHARING IDEAS: Using other countries as examples, the DPP’s Chung Chia-pin said that the nation’s name did not have to be written in English on the cover of the passport

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 21, 2020
By: Lu Yi-hsuan and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Workers disinfect Taipei Main Station on Monday. (CNA photo)

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chung Chia-pin (鍾佳濱) yesterday unveiled three design proposals for a revised passport cover, at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee in Taipei.

The proposals were in response to a debate about whether to emphasize “Taiwan” and de-emphasize “China” in the wording on the cover.

Chung proposed designs including one with no English wording at all, which keeps the overall design of the current passport.

Another replaced the national emblem with a map of the main island of Taiwan, and had the words “Taiwan Passport” in large lettering at the top and “Republic of China” in smaller lettering at the bottom, both in Chinese and English.    [FULL  STORY]

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