What's your attitude when you heard of that some immigrants will abandon the citizenship of your native country, and burn or tear the passports or something which indicates the relation to the nation of them? Do you think they are disloyal to your country? Bill, you are from Canada, and the following story which I will tell has relation with your country, so I hope you can make a reply after you read this post.
I came across a website today, which called for the Chinese Canadians to destroy everything they got when swore under the Canadian flag: “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors” . The organizer who registered the domain backtoourmotherland.com (independent IP, by someone who called Peter Lee) and developed the web page campaigned that the Canadian Chinese should collectively give up the Canadian citizenship. It writes in the campaign the Canada government always implement the policy which is hostile to Chinese government in the name of human rights. The Prime Minister Mr. Harper met with Dalai Lama and supported independency of Tibet, and now refuses to present the Olympic ceremony which represents the peace of world. The CBC which represents the leading media and social opinions takes the advantage of Olympic Torch relay to smear their deeply loved motherland, the People's Republic of China. As the descendants of Emperors Yan and Huang, they can no longer tolerate it. Therefore, they will set up a Action Committee for Coming Back to Motherland responsible for calling on the Chinese to abandon the Canadian citizenship and permanent habitatio. The red characters say (click the picture to see more clear snapshot or the link above to see the original page):
We are angry, because we deeply love the land where we were raised;
We protest, because we can no longer tolerate the vicious slander and vilification;
We act, because we want to show the dignity and courage of descendants of Emperors Yan and Huang to the whole world!
Come on! Give up your Canadian citizenship and tear the green cards.
Come on! Go back to the embrace of our motherland!
It's quite nonsense. Does Canada invade China, or treat badly towards Chinese? If Chinese can get a better life in China and enjoy the freedom there, why should they give up their life there. Moreover, they have sworn to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the nation where they live in. I have seen many strange phenomena happened on the oversea Chinese, they possess the Green Cards of the nations where they live, but hold Chinese flag and sing Chinese national anthem; some are overreacted when the foreign media criticize Chinese government. If you own dual citizenship, it's forgivable. However, the Communist Party doesn't recognize dual citizenship. This reaction doesn't show loyalty to immigrated nation. Is there a word in the dictionary of Chinese moral life called "disloyalty"? I don't agree. Honest and loyalty are still the main values in Chinese life. To my fellow Chinese who support this action, please try to replace China with Canada and vice versa, what's your feeling? If some people immigrate from Canada and get the passports of China, but they tear the passports, ID cards, etc., do you think they are loyal to our country?
Compared with the people who live in China, they can get more information than those in China. What about the human rights and progress of democracy, they know better. The most important is that they learn about what is the need to Chinese society. They don't need to defend for what the Chinese government have done, especially on the issues of human rights. But China is still a poor country, only quite a few families can afford the expensive cost of study and living in the developed foreign countries such as U.S and Canada. A majority of people who can get access to these countries are in close relation with the privileged class; they are sons and daughters of high officials and rich entrepreneurs, if they go back to China, they can still have quite good life and step into the queue high officials with the resources of their parents. There was a guy told a story: a guy went to New Zealand and robbed there, finally was deported; after he came back to China, the guy could still earned a post in a large state-owned company due to his parents' energy. They tend to protect their interests rather than the patriotism sentiment towards their motherland. There are few real patriots, after all a majority of Chinese have received so called "wolf milk" education, which makes many people take nationalism equal to patriotism.
The patriots, welcome to come back, but please consider carefully before you loss freedom again. Actually, our nation needs such kinds of people who master the advanced technology, knowledge and new concepts which are helpful to China , but I also hope the ruling party will give them more freedom.
PS: Modified on April 26