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Q: Foreign “Green Card” Holders Now Enjoy Same Rights as Chinese

i want to know can a foriegner get chinese passport?

9 years 29 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Shanghai

 
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NOPE !

Passports are issued to those born in a country, so if you are a foreigner to that country (China or any other one, including USA), you can not legally get a passport from it.

cooter:

Um, foreigners (naturalized citizens) get USA passports all the time.  But in China's case, you are correct.  They will issue a green card (still highly difficult to obtain), but will never issue you a Chinese passport.

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HappyExPat:

Cooter: once a "foreigner" is naturalized in any country, it becomes a citizen of that country, with all rights (almost) of those born in that country, including a right to a passport. To me, once naturalized, it ceases to be a "foreigner". A resident visa is not the same as naturalization.

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cooter:

Ok, that's different from your first post.  "Passports are issued to those born in a country...".  After your clarification...we're in agreement

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lmflmf1:

Please dont give out false informaton. It is oossible and legal to have a passport from anotherbcountry. China is not one of these countries, however, many if us hold 2 legal, valid passports.

9 years 23 weeks ago
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HappyExPat:

Either you did not fully understand my reply, or you are confused totally. And by the way, I still stand correct. In order to get a passport from any country, you must be either born on that country, be the son or daughter of a pewrson born there, or become a ciotizen of that country prior to requesting a passport. A foreigner (by definition a non citizen, can not have legally a passport of that country). I do myself hold 3 valid and legal passports from three different countries, for reasons of no concern to you or anyone else. But as a USA born citizen, I am a foreigner in China. And as such, I can not have a Chinese passport unless I am naturalized first. That was the question, and I do stand by my answer as correct. Your comment is confusing and wrong, because in USA, no passport will be issued to a Chinese even if holding a Green Card. Not unless he is naturalized. So please, get your facts straight before you reply nextr time.

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And, what exactly you can enjoy as chinese people, what you do not enjoy now like foreigner ? do you wish have lower salary ? right to vote for the pre-selected party members ? I really do not see any benefit of this. If they offer the US green card, thats different league, but residency permit u can get now also easily. nothing special for us, who aren't willing stay here all the life. 

cooter:

With a Chinese green-card, you don't even get political rights....so no voting for pre-selected candidates :P

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981977405:

Nessquick, what is your native language -- can I ask please?

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Nessquick:

Czech lang. is my own :-)

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mattsm84:

So they spend all their time telling me how great party candidate A is and then they don't even let me cast a vote that they have no intention of actually counting? New democracy my @$$.

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Actually there have been instances when the PRC issued passports to non-Chinese but these have been few in number.  For example, when there was still a sizeable number of Russians in Harbin, they had the choice of becoming either Soviet citizens, citizens of the PRC or remaining stateless with a Nansen passport.  In the end, it was 30% split for each category.  Many of these that had PRC passport immigrated nonetheless and became citizens of other countries.  At present, I only know of a handful of Westerners in China on PRC passports, mostly in Shanghai, and two stateless ex-American sisters in an old people's home in Harbin.

 

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I don't think anthing major has changed to be honest

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