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Taiwan to Change Name of State on Passports - 2003-06-11

Tibetan stringer Tsering Lhamo reported that Taiwan plans to change the name of the state on passport. Such a bill is in the parliament to be voted and President Chen Chui-bian has expressed his support for the bill. If the bill is adopted, the state name on the passport will be “Taiwan” instead of “Republic of China.” According to news reports, Taiwan authorities had already briefed the US officials on this matter and the public