Taiwan has released a new passport that enlarges the word "Taiwan" in English and removes "Republic of China".The government said early in the pandemic that this is an attempt to lessen confusion surrounding its citizens traveling during the coronavirus outbreak.Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, said in an Instagram post Monday: "The big TAIWAN on the cover will accompany the people of the country to travel around the world, and it will also make the international community more unable to ignore the existence of Taiwan."Bureau of Consular Affairs director general Phoebe Yeh said that as of midmorning Monday, it had received more than 700 applications for the new passport, compared with a daily average of 1,000."The purpose is to increase the visibility of Taiwan so that our people will not be mistakenly identified as coming from China when they travel abroad," she said.