Views: 9055|Replies: 14

Is it time for China to allow dual citizenship for overseas Chinese?   [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2018-3-6 09:20:35 |Display all floors
China should amend Article 9 of China's Nationality Law to allow Chinese of foreign nationality to keep their Chinese nationality, said Zhu Zhengfu, a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Beijing Youth Daily reported on Sunday.

The article states, "any Chinese national who has settled abroad and who has been naturalized as a foreign national or has acquired foreign nationality of his own free will shall automatically lose his Chinese nationality."

"To automatically revoke his Chinese nationality is to give up talent to other countries, which is not in China's interests in the long run," Zhu said. "Holding a foreign nationality is not the same as being unpatriotic."

Zhu said he considers the article outdated and was made when China was weak. "Today's world, especially the developed Western countries, is fiercely competing for talent and resources, and the nationality has become a vital competitive tool," he told media.

The advantages of this amendment could outweigh the disadvantages, and it will substantially facilitate overseas Chinese talent to return to China, Zhu Lijia, a professor of public management at the Chinese Academy of Governance, told the Global Times on Monday.

Zhu Lijia stressed that to make sure of the quality of overseas Chinese inflow to the country, a vetting system with a clear standard must be established, and China can also consider a further step by opening up dual-nationality policies, even for regular foreigners someday.

Zhu Zhengfu also thinks such an amendment could enable China to continue to have jurisdiction over these Chinese in terms of judicial and tax collection-related matters.

The 2017 Report on China's Regional International Talent Competitiveness released by the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) says there are over 60 million overseas Chinese, among whom are around four million professionals, mainly in the education, finance and high-tech sectors.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-6 16:55:52 |Display all floors
As long as the host country of the “Overseas Chinese” allows dual citizenship, why not? The Republic of China has had this policy of allowing dual citizenship for “Overseas Chinese”, even for foreign-born persons of Chinese descent. This policy was dropped by the PRC due to the sensitive nature of dual citizenship for the Chinese immigrants in Southeast Asia.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2018-3-6 23:13:58 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2018-3-6 16:02
Good idea.

This is NOT a good idea at all. It shoulod NEVER HAPPEN.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-8 08:54:44 |Display all floors
Never a dual citizenship.

One scenario is if that dual citizenship person get into trouble with the law in one country he or she will seek the other citizenship status to intervene with the one he or she is in.

Let's say he or she was born in China and had a dual citizenship in US. He or she fowl the law in China, it is obvious he or she will get US to intervene and that will further lead to untold and no ending problem.

You can never be able to balance that unforeseen and countless problems that will arises from accepting a dual citizenship.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 6Rank: 6

Post time 2018-3-8 14:54:54 |Display all floors
ArkOne Post time: 2018-3-8 08:54
Never a dual citizenship.

One scenario is if that dual citizenship person get into trouble with the ...

In this aspect, that is quite true. Unless there is a provision where the two countries agree that the person will have to face trial at the country of the crime committed. Then again, this is an ideal situation. Reality is not so.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2018-3-8 21:55:08 |Display all floors
ArkOne Post time: 2018-3-8 08:54
Never a dual citizenship.

One scenario is if that dual citizenship person get into trouble with the ...

Agreed.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2018-3-8 22:27:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by ConfuciusPhD at 2018-3-8 22:31
huaqiao Post time: 2018-3-7 14:56
What are your reasons? Let's hear about it.


Unique nationality is in consideration of the loyalty of a citizen to his country and the administration of citizens. And it is easier for precise judgment in law cases.

An Oath of Citizenship is an oath taken by immigrants that officially naturalizes immigrants into citizens.
An oath of citizenship is designed to be a statement of loyalty and patriotism to the new country.

Let us look at USA's ;

The United States Oath of Allegiance (officially referred to as the "Oath of Allegiance," 8 C.F.R. Part 337 (2008)) is an oath that must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become United States citizens.

"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.

For people who object to taking an oath (or are not religious), the words "on oath" can be replaced with "and solemnly affirm", and the words "so help me God" can be omitted.


Where will loyalty of such an oath taker lie ?



Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.