Red Chinese Taking Citizenship Seriously

China, though it is remarkably open to “Overseas Chinese” is apparently intolerant of its citizens who naturalize elsewhere:

Xinhua November 28, 2012

Billionaire Quits Political Post After Citizenship Change

A businesswoman who renounced her Chinese nationality has applied to relinquish her membership of the political advisory body of a Beijing district.

Zhang Lan, founder and chairwoman of the Beijing-based restaurant group South Beauty, has submitted a written application to give up her membership of the Beijing Chaoyang District Committee of the Chinese People`s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Zheng Huang, the committee`s vice chairman told Xinhua on Wednesday…

China does not recognize dual or multiple citizenship. Chinese law stipulates that once a Chinese takes foreign citizenship, he or she loses Chinese nationality. It is unknown what nationality Zhang is.

Why don`t we do the same thing when naturalized Americans don`t actually surrender their former alliegances or minority Americans go abroad in search of their forebears` nationality?