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Loss of Hong Kong Permanent Resident Status ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    The question is not whether you are ethnically Chinese, but whether you are a Chinese Citizen. There are many hundreds of non-ethnically-Chinese citizens of China in Hong Kong - they cannot lose ROA. Similarly, there are many hundreds of etnically Chinese people who are not Chinese citizens (and are citizens of another country) who have acquired ROA through 7 years residency - the rules stated above apply to them.
    It's true but the only people who gained Chinese citizenship on hand over were the ethnically Chinese people, right? If you're born in Hong Kong your family have lived there for generations Mr Chan then you've got Chinese Citizenship, if you're Mr Khan then you've got to prove that you were stateless at the time of hand over. If you've got some kind of hereditary citizenship passed down to you then you're SOL and need to naturalise even if you were 5th-6th generation if you were not ethnically Chinese.. but of course by being a citizen of another country you were not a citizen of China, except if you were ethnically Chinese in which case china did not recognise it.

    I am curious if there were any overseas Chinese (Malaysian/Singaporean whatever) born in Hong Kong pre hand over who managed to get a passport though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKHK154:
    It's true but the only people who gained Chinese citizenship on hand over were the ethnically Chinese people, right? If you're born in Hong Kong your family have lived there for generations Mr Chan then you've got Chinese Citizenship, if you're Mr Khan then you've got to prove that you were stateless at the time of hand over. If you've got some kind of hereditary citizenship passed down to you then you're SOL and need to naturalise even if you were 5th-6th generation if you were not ethnically Chinese.. but of course by being a citizen of another country you were not a citizen of China, except if you were ethnically Chinese in which case china did not recognise it.

    I am curious if there were any overseas Chinese (Malaysian/Singaporean whatever) born in Hong Kong pre hand over who managed to get a passport though.

    Scenario: MR Khan 4th generation HKer, applied for British Citizenship before hand over, NO Chinese passport.

    Mr Chan 4th generation HKer, applied for British Citizenship before hand over, sure have a HK passport.

    Mr Khan stateless, OK well if you have got no where else to go then I suppose you can get a HK passport.

    Weird situation.

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