Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China
2009-October-30 Source: www.fmprc.gov.cn
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(Adopted at the Third Session of the Fifth National People’s Congress, promulgated by Order No.8 of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on and effective as of September 10, 1980)

Article 1

This Law is applicable to the acquisition, loss and restoration of nationality of the People's Republic of China.

Article 2

The People's Republic of China is a unitary multinational state; Persons belonging to any of the nationalities in China shall have Chinese nationality.

Article 3

The People's Republic of China does not recognize dual nationality for Any Chinese national.

Article 4

Any person born in China whose parents are both Chinese nationals and one of whose parents is a Chinese national shall have Chinese nationality.

Article 5

Any person born abroad whose parents are both Chinese nationals and one of whose parents is a Chinese national shall have Chinese 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 has settled abroad, and who has acquired foreign nationality at birth shall not have Chinese nationality.

Article 6

Any person born in China whose parents are stateless or of Uncertain nationality and have settled in China shall have Chinese nationality.

Article 7

Foreign nationals or stateless persons who are willing to abide by China's Constitution and laws and who meet one of the following conditions may be naturalized upon approval of their applications:

(1) they are near relatives of Chinese nationals;

(2) they have settled in China; or

(3) they have other legitimate reasons.

Article 8

Any person who applies for naturalization as a Chinese national shall acquire Chinese nationality upon approval of his application; a person whose application for naturalization as a Chinese national has been approved shall not retain foreign nationality.

Article 9

Any Chinese national who has settled abroad and who has been naturalized as a foreign national or has acquired foreign nationality of his own free will shall automatically lose Chinese nationality.

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