Taiwan admonishes citizens not to use PRC passports

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/07/30
By: Yang Sheng-ju and S.C. Chang

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) Taiwan’s government admonished its citizens Sunday not to use passports issued by China, reminding them that using a People’s Republic of China passport puts them at risk of losing their rights and benefits as citizens of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

The government quoted the law governing relations between the people of Taiwan and the people of the mainland area to abide by the law’s provisions that prohibit Taiwanese people from taking any official position in China’s political, military or party apparatuses.

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan’s top agency for dealing with China, issued a statement in response to a Hong Kong media report indicating that China might launch a pilot program in which it will issue passports for citizens of what it describes as its “Taiwan Special Administrative Region (SAR),” as part of Beijing’s efforts to “solve the Taiwan problem.”   [FULL  STORY]

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