Tag Archives: Taiwan

Taiwan Mobile Selects G+D Mobile Security for eSIM Management

By | May 18, 2018

Taipei, Taiwan, May 18, 2018 – G+D Mobile Security announces that Taiwan Mobile – a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan – has selected G+D’s hosted AirOn Go eSIM management solution for the remote provisioning and management of eSIM-enabled consumer and enterprise devices. Taiwan Mobile started introducing its eSIM services on 11 May 2018. Users will benefit from the… Read More »

Taiwanese vote online for new national ID card design

By | April 26, 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) on Saturday (April 21) launched an online contest to select a new design for Taiwan’s national ID card, and the clear winner so far is a relatively plain, white look.  In February, the MOI announced that it would hold a “Identity Document Redesign” vote and because there were no… Read More »

Chunghwa Post plans contactless Visa debit cards

By | February 27, 2018

Chunghwa Post plans to start issuing contactless Visa debit cards in July that allow people to pay with their post office accounts. The state-run company said it would also provide an instant pick-up service that allows people to pick up their new contactless debit cards only a few minutes after they apply, instead of having to wait for… Read More »

Taiwan ex-ambassador becomes chief of BOCA after e-passport debacle

By | February 1, 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the e-passport debacle, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) appointed Chen Chun-shen (陳俊賢) as the new director-general of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA), who took office on January 29.  “The first thing to be done is to raise the morale in the office, which will take some time. I will also examine… Read More »

Taiwan – Stickers Unveiled to ‘Fix’ Taiwan Passport Debacle

By | January 30, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs unveiled a rectified image within Taiwan’s second-generation biometric passport on Jan. 24, following a row over a design error on one of the passport’s illustrations late last year. That design malfunction in December — in which the offending page showed the United States’ Washington Dulles International Airport instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport… Read More »

Taiwan – Ministry accepts 100,000 fixed passports

By | January 24, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said it has inspected and accepted 100,000 of 550,000 revised copies of the next-generation biometric passport, which is expected to be put back into circulation early next month at the latest. The Bureau of Consular Affairs accepted the 100,000 copies on Tuesday and is scheduled to inspect a second batch of 120,000… Read More »

Taiwan mulls a third gender option on national ID cards, passports

By | January 4, 2018

Taipei (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s government-level Gender Equality Committee said Thursday that to ensure the civil rights of transgender, intersex and other groups with different gender identities, the agency is conducting comprehensive research and study of the existing laws to propose plans to add a third gender option to national ID cards and passports.  Adding a third gender option outside of the… Read More »

Taiwan – Public urged not to remove stickers from passports

By | January 2, 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday urged people not to remove a sticker from new biometric passports that would cover a bungled image, saying that doing so could result in passengers not being allowed to board their flights. The Central Engraving and Printing Plant is designing the sticker, which would feature Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and be placed… Read More »

Taiwan – Foreign ministry will not reprint botched passports

By | December 31, 2017

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday issued another statement on the bungled passport incident clarifying the number of misprinted copies and the cost of printing, stressing that it was not trying to conceal anything. The ministry’s statement apologized for misprinting 550,000 biometric passports that mistakenly featured an image of Washington Dulles International Airport instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International… Read More »

Taiwan – MOFA to put stickers on e-passport to cover Dulles Airport image

By | December 31, 2017

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has decided to use stickers to cover the error it made in the newly updated Taiwan e-passport, which bears an image of Washington’s Dulles International Airport instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. It will cost around NT$16 million (US$538,600) to make the correction to the 550,000 copies of… Read More »

Taiwan foreign minister apologizes for Dulles passport mishap

By | December 29, 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time since the controversy broke, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) apologized Friday for the issuing of e-passports showing an image of Washington Dulles International Airport instead of Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The mistake had been spotted by netizens and publicized on Tuesday, setting in motion a long chain of embarrassing events.… Read More »

Taiwan – Consular affairs chief resigns over passport fiasco

By | December 27, 2017

Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) Head of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) Agnes Chen (陳華玉) stepped down Wednesday amid a furor over an error on the newly updated Taiwan e-passport, which bears an image of Washington’s Dulles International Airport rather than Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. “On behalf of BOCA, I apologize to the public for the major oversight… Read More »

Taiwan – New e-passports to be recalled over print error

By | December 26, 2017

Taipei, Dec. 26 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Tuesday that it will recall several hundred of the next-generation biometric passports already issued because they contain an image of Washington’s Dulles International Airport rather than Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. A total of 200,000 of the new e-passports have already been printed, of which 285 have been… Read More »

Taiwan to upgrade e-passport to improve security

By | December 18, 2017

Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) Taiwan will issue a next-generation biometric passport later this month in an effort to tighten security and prevent identity theft, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Monday. Starting Dec. 25, citizens will be able to apply for the upgraded passports at the Bureau of Consular Affairs in Taipei, its branch offices in Taichung,… Read More »

15th JCB World Conference Held in Taipei

By | November 7, 2017

Sharing JCB strategy with 200 partner companies from 27 countries and territories TOKYO, Nov 6, 2017 – (ACN Newswire) – JCB Co., Ltd., the only global payment brand based in Japan, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), international operations subsidiary, today announce 15th JCB World Conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan, on November 1 and 2 2017. About… Read More »

Taiwan to issue electronic ID cards in a year: minister

By | October 19, 2017

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) Taiwan’s Interior Minister Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) announced Thursday at the Internal Administration Committee of the Legislative Yuan that electronic identity cards (eID) will be issued within a year. Yeh told legislators that his ministry, in an attempt to communicate fully with the public on this issue, has conducted seminars and phone interviews with people… Read More »

Taiwan – No biometrics for identity cards with chips: minister

By | October 7, 2017

New national identity cards with integrated chips proposed by the Ministry of the Interior will not incorporate biometric data, due to information security concerns, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong (葉俊榮) said. The ministry had initially proposed incorporating retinal or fingerprint scan data into the cards to assist government efforts to digitize records and services, but using biometrics… Read More »

NXP Powers Event Passes for 150,000 Athletes, Government Officials and Delegates at the International 29th Summer Universiade

By | August 17, 2017

MIFARE Ultralight Nano contactless entrance passes provide a more convenient experience for secure access to sports venues and ceremonies at international sports event TAIPEI, Taiwan, Aug. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) is the official supplier of the smart ticketing solution for the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei, one the world’s top international sporting events… Read More »