During and before my application for British nationality, I had been searching on the net, contacted related authorities e.g. British council and HK Immigration etc for at least 2-3 years for all information searches. I would say I understood from inside out.
Article 9 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 Chinese nationality.
By the wording yes it seems like you are not allowed to have dual nationality. However, what it actual means is that if you give up your chinese nationality of your own will then you will not be recognised as a chinese national anymore.
e.g. You are allowed to hold both of the passports, but chinese authority will only see your foreign passport as a travel doecument and you have never had declaration of change of nationality. = although you have obtained a foreign passport but the chinese authority still treat you as a chinese nationality rather than a British. However if you declare of change of nationality, in other words you want to be called a British rather than Chinese, then you will lose your chinese national status.
"You are allowed to be a chinese national and holding a foreign passport as a travel document, but you are not allowed to be British national and holding a chinese Passport.
Oh another thing there are different policies for Mainland chinese and HK chinese (one country two policies), in China you are not allowed to hold two passports in any case.
It is not easy for me to explain it all on one or two emails here. You need to do a lot more researches and talk to the authorities rather than listening to some people on here who are not even experienced in obtaining a foreign passport.
PS, 1. While I was applying my both passport HKSAR and British Passport, I declared the existence of my both passports. If it was not allowed I am sure something would have already happened.
2. When I travel to HK with my British passport, they usually would ask me to see my HK ID as well. I would be arrested if i was not allowed to have a foreigner passport.
3. Oh and who is giving this comment about not allowing having two passports, millions of people from HK hold two passports.
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