I added the numbers in parentheses just to show my interpretation of the law. Isn't it saying that the person must have both foreign nationality at birth AND parents who were settled abroad? If just having parents who were settled abroad is enough for them to not be Chinese, why add the extra clause about acquisition of foreign nationality?But a person whose parents are both Chinese nationals and have both settled abroad, or one of whose parents is a Chinese national and (1) has settled abroad, AND (2) who has acquired foreign nationality at birth shall not have Chinese nationality.
The recent Court of First Instance case that defined "settled abroad" seems to have failed because the applicant had both acquired Canadian citizenship when he was born AND his parents were already permanent residents of Canada.
But as I said, maybe I'm wrong, so feel free to correct me.
Having said that, we were all ROC citizens (probably?), not PRC. I'm not even sure these nationality laws had been established back then, considering it was only a few years after the founding of the PRC when these events took place, so now, I'm not sure how the present laws might apply to me and my parents retrospectively. In any case, I consider myself Chinese before I was forced to adopt new citizenship.
P.S. My father lived and died in HK. He never set foot on the UK.