Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #14: China's Evolving Policy Towards The Chinese Diaspora In Southeast Asia (1949-2018)


by Wu Xiao An

Trends In Southeast Asia 2019 #14: China's Evolving Policy Towards The Chinese Diaspora In Southeast Asia (1949-2018)

Price:  US$6.48   (SGD9.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 25 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814881197
SB#:  063383 (103)

About This Book

The Chinese diaspora, consisting of both Chinese living overseas who are citizens of China (huaqiao), and people of Chinese descent who are citizens of foreign countries (huaren), have significantly shaped the making of modern China. China's policy towards its diaspora is primarily governed by its national interests and foreign policy imperatives. However, the Chinese government has been careful to ensure that the huaqiao and the huaren fall into different policy domains: Chinese citizens living overseas are subject to China's domestic policies, while Chinese descendants who are citizens of other countries come under China's foreign affairs. Nevertheless, from the beginning, the latter continue to be regarded as kinsfolk distinct from other foreign nationals. The huaqiao-huaren distinction is often blurred in ordinary discourse and this has been a source of much misunderstanding. However, it has not been the policy of the Chinese government to blur this distinction, and it is acutely aware of the complexity of the issue and is therefore very cautious about implying any change. There is therefore a fundamental continuity in China's diaspora policy: namely, that China embraces both groups as part of a global Chinese community.


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