According to a German media report on the 26th, the Ministry of Public Security of China last month issued the Ministry of Public Security and the provincial public security organs' household registration issues (clues) reporting and complaint methods, and decided to thoroughly investigate the situation of foreigners who have not cancelled their household registration and ID cards, which indicates that China will further develop The blow to dual citizenship. China has not recognized dual nationality for a long time, but many overseas Chinese have not cancelled their corresponding domestic identity certificates and enjoy the de facto dual nationality treatment after obtaining foreign nationality. In this regard, the Ministry of Public Security has mobilized people from all walks of life to report such illegal acts, which in the eyes of German media is a sign of China's tightening of household registration policies.

Deutsche Welle's Chinese website reported on August 8 that when Wang He was holding a German passport, her Chinese ID slipped out of the document bag when she entered China's border control. The border inspection officer saw her ID card and said: "Do you hold a German nationality and a Chinese ID card?" Wang He hurriedly explained: "This is my previously expired ID card and keep it as a souvenir." The "kind" side The prosecutor looked at the second-generation ID card, smiled slightly, and released Wang He without saying anything.

Fortunately, Wang He, who was fortunate that his Chinese resident ID card had not been confiscated, walked all the way, and he was really scared all the way. If her Chinese ID is confiscated, it will be even more troublesome for her to return to China to live in a hotel, book air tickets, buy a house, and set up a company. But she still doesn't know at this time. On the day when she entered China (July 7), the Ministry of Public Security of China announced the "Provincial Public Security Organs' Reporting and Complaining Methods for Hukou Issues (Clues)", mobilizing the "general masses." , Including those who have obtained foreign nationality but whose Chinese household registration has not been cancelled.


Those who have acquired foreign nationality should take the initiative to cancel their identity documents such as ID cards, household registration books and travel passports

The new policy is not only for foreign nationals

Carefully read the latest policy of the Ministry of Public Security and found that it is not only for Chinese who have acquired the nationality of other countries abroad. Including the illegal trading of accounts and ID cards, forged birth certificates for accounts and ID cards, and internal public security personnel applying for fake accounts and ID cards are all targets of the new policy's crackdown and supervision.

Wang He studied in Germany for 10 years and found a job after graduation. In order to avoid the trouble of constantly applying for work visas, Wang He became a German citizen in accordance with German law. On the day of naturalization, she was told by the German Citizenship Office that she had to hand in a Chinese passport and cut off one corner of it before she could get a German passport. Like almost all other Chinese who have become German citizens, what Wang He hopes most is to have dual citizenships of both China and Germany. However, in accordance with the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China, China does not recognize that citizens have dual nationality. Those who voluntarily join or acquire foreign nationality will automatically lose their Chinese nationality.

In reality, after obtaining foreign nationality like Wang He, he does not report to China, and still retains Chinese ID card and household registration. Many people continue to use Chinese ID card after returning home. Because the nationality information of citizens is not shared between countries, many Chinese who have become foreign nationals are provided with the opportunity to actually have dual citizenship.

The pros and cons of dual citizenship

Faced with such a situation, as early as 1999, 12 Chinese CPPCC members put forward the "Proposal on Repealing the Provision of Non-Recognition of Dual Nationality of Chinese Citizens" at the Second Session of the Ninth CPPCC. In 2005, China Democracy The National Assembly also put forward a party proposal at the 2005 CPPCC meeting, suggesting to amend the Nationality Law to recognize dual nationality. Proponents say that allowing dual citizenship is conducive to the introduction of a large number of overseas Chinese talents, technology, capital and management experience, enhances national cohesion, and has dual citizenship. For many Chinese residing abroad, they can enjoy all the rights of citizens of the country of residence, but also Being able to retain one's own "Chinese" status is a psychological comfort to the Chinese who admire Ye Luo returning to the roots.

The opposition to dual nationality clearly pointed out that dual nationality will allow some unscrupulous elements to take advantage of the loopholes in the law. After breaking the law, some criminals may get away with impunity or receive lighter punishments; differences in trial procedures will also give criminals a chance to take advantage of It is not easy to punish. In addition, if it is recognized that Chinese citizens can have dual nationalities, it will cause conflicts between China and relevant countries in exercising jurisdiction and protection rights over these dual nationals. Some scholars have pointed out that people with dual nationality can enjoy multiple legal preferential conditions than those with only a single nationality, which will cause unequal competition among citizens.

The Ministry of Public Security announced to the public last month how to report and complain about household registration issues

According to news from China Government Network on July 7th, in order to further promote the special clean-up and rectification of public security organs' household registration management, the Ministry of Public Security announced to the public on the same day that the Ministry of Public Security and provincial public security organs (clues) report and complain methods (Ministry of Public Security household registration) See the website for the management special cleanup and rectification report method, take the initiative to accept social and media supervision, mobilize the masses to actively participate, help the public security organs find problems, solve problems, report, complain, and report problems in the household registration management.


The Ministry of Public Security issued a notice in July to thoroughly investigate the behavior of foreigners who have joined but not canceled their household registration books

Public security organs welcome the general public to report, complain or report on the following situations:

XNUMX. Illegal trading of accounts and ID cards;

XNUMX. Others have multiple household registrations and ID cards;

XNUMX. Forgery or alteration of birth medical certificates, household registration transfer certificates, etc. for household registration and ID;

XNUMX. The account of another person has not been cancelled due to death or foreign nationality;

XNUMX. There are errors in the registration of the household register or ID card of the person or family members;

XNUMX. The internal public security personnel handle fake household registration or fake ID card;

XNUMX. The staff of the public security organs did not act or act indiscriminately in the process of handling household registration and ID cards.

The Ministry of Public Security requires that the public security organs check all types of hukou issues (clues) reported, complained and reported by the masses one by one and give feedback to the masses. The Ministry of Public Security and provincial public security organs will list the clues to major violations of laws and disciplines. The public security organs will resolutely investigate and deal with the found violations of laws and disciplines.