China Introduces E-Passport for Public Affairs
    2011-01-31 16:56:28     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Yu
 

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi attends the launch ceremony, marking the introduction of e-passports for public affairs in Beijing on Sunday, January 30, 2011. [Photo: Beijing Youth Newspaper/ Jia Ting]

China launched its first-ever E-PASSPORT for public affairs in Beijing on Sunday, January 30, 2011. The new e-passports will be launched on a trial basis in Beijing, Liaoning and several overseas embassies and consulates of China, the Beijing Youth Newspaper reports.

The use of e-passports, which could not be faked, would increase security and the credibility of passports, and the passengers will be able to enjoy faster clearance. The e-passports look like traditional passports but with an electronic chip inside, containing personal information of the passport holder, such as name, gender, date of birth, passport number, photos and fingerprints. The passport carries images of China as backgrounds, including sights of the Great Wall, according to the report.

Huang Ping, head of the Foreign Ministry's Department of Consular Affairs, told the newspaper that electronic-based information technology adopts and follows security standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to ensure the e-passport can be used in every country.

More than 90 countries and regions have launched e-passports until 2010. Vice Foreign Minister, Song Tao, said the new generation of passports will facilitate collaboration between China and other countries, according to the report.

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