Would there be someone who can help me with the following issues!?
I was born in HK before 97. I left HK to Australia for studies, after years of stay in Australia, i applied to migrate and now having Australian permanent residence. I am aware that I remain a Chinese citizen as i got my HKSAR passport in a visit back in 2003. Now I am about to decide if I should acquire Australia citizenship. Can some one suggest if I should or not as I am afraid of losing my chinese citizenship once I acquire foreign citizenship as stipulated in chinese nationality Law.
Australia recognize dual citizenships, but China does not! While being a HK resident, I am well aware many are dual national before 1997. And NPC has ruled that their foreign nationality are not recognied until they deliberately declare so at immigration office. But there is a grey area however for period after 1997. Now is 2004 , I am considered a Chinese Citizen. If once I acquire Australia Citizen, do I automatically lose the Chinese one as suggested in the Law.
Also, I have concern about the travel issue. In case I acquire Australian passport and upon entry I used my Australian passport to pass HKG custom,
Does that mean I am considered an Australian citizen in my stay in HKG?
What happened if I dun leave with in the visa free period, would I get extradicted? Also, does this act automatically translated to declaring renoucing Chinese citizenship?
And if I wish to continue to be considered as HKG -Chinese citizen, all that I need is n't to pass HKG custom with my ID card instead of my Australia passport? In such, my Australia citizenship is transparent so long my stay in China's territory?
Also, I have friends from PRC. They are people from other provinces.
He comes from inner mongolia. He also similar to me have acquireed Australia PR and about to get Australia citizenship! Would he lose his Chinese Citizenship automatically upon his acqusition of Australia citizenship?