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Chinese Citizen Getting Singapore Citizen. What's the impact

Post by wuming79 » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:33 am

Hi,

My wife is a Chinese Citizen and Singapore PR. She is the only child in the family. If she take Singapore Citizenship, will she be able to inherit her parents' asset in China in times when they pass away? We were very worried that if she take up Singapore Citizen, everything in China will be given up. Please advise.

Or is there any authority that I should send this question to?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:02 pm

The Chinese Embassy? Sounds like the logical step.
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Post by wuming79 » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 2:02 pm

er...will they entertain someone who is going to give up their citizenship?? Kind of weird to ask the Chinese Embassy.

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Post by therat » Wed, 13 Jan 2010 2:11 pm

The asset in China. If you don't ask them, who can able to answer your question.

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Post by ksl » Thu, 14 Jan 2010 3:32 pm

therat wrote:The asset in China. If you don't ask them, who can able to answer your question.
My personal opinion is that her assets will be taken over illegally by a cadre official she will be punished for giving up her citizenship, especially if she has any education.

I also know a Chinese I helped out of China back in 1992, she was a specialised doctor, she was stripped of any recognition and banned from employment in China for life until she pays several hundred thousand pounds for her freedom.

They do not like turn coats! Don't even dream of asking the embassy, that would be like giving the green light for the documents to be signed over, to a cadre official and the embassy employee. Keep quite about it!

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Post by wuming79 » Thu, 14 Jan 2010 6:29 pm

Hi ksl, same thoughts here. This is bad....Medical benefits will not be enjoyed. Cost of giving up the assets are too heavy over taking up Spore citizenship....Maybe I will give up Singapore Citizen and take Chinese Citizen.....

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Post by ksl » Fri, 15 Jan 2010 3:47 am

wuming79 wrote:Hi ksl, same thoughts here. This is bad....Medical benefits will not be enjoyed. Cost of giving up the assets are too heavy over taking up Singapore citizenship....Maybe I will give up Singapore Citizen and take Chinese Citizen.....
That is probably the best way to go, China is a promising country anyway, much better than Singapore, for future investment though there is a great deal of risk in China too, though once you make friends you should be fine. Mainland Chinese also love their Country, the pronlem being they wasn't allowed to travel, so everyone wanted to escape in the old days, quite different now for those that have good expatriate experience, they get better pay.

Back in the 90's their was great business in the blackmarket in currency exchange, I met many of the gangsters and drank beers with them, I was also followed every single day by the police and I doubt it was for my protection. It was because I shouldn't have been socialising outside with locals. Though 20 years have past, the power is still in the hands of cadres, those local people that are not communist are controlled and watched very carefully, and even the local families may not realise it.

I have some high up connections in China, that allowed me the freedom to walk the forbidden city alone at night with no public in sight, and that is a great privilege, I felt. Trust me, China is a long way from forgiving its people, that desert!
I was treated extremely very very good in the year i spent in Beijing, my first days out, ended up so drunk i couldn't find my way back home, slept on the grass and when daylight came, the locals protected me, from the police and i wasn't robbed. Though i had thousands of US$ on me. So there are very good sides to the people too, it's a matter of different culture, than other Chinese though crime is very high when people from the country side are suffering and flock to the cities, looking for work. Again it's about awareness.

I also had first class medical assistance at the clinic, treated very very well and have faith in the hospital system, even though it appeared old fashioned back then.

I do prefer China to Singapore in terms of Country because there is much to see, you never get bored, though history attracts my attention and I could always survive there becuase I can adapt very easy to the culture. Not sure that i am welcome there again after I was scolded by the embassy, for helping someone out of the country.
Medical benefits will not be enjoyed
If you are young it's not a problem, it's probably when you get over 50 or are unlucky, that it can be expensive. Look for alternative cover if you are young its within a reasonable amount, I cannot get medical cover at all because I'm high risk and have had a heart attack! Don't let the medical benefits rule your life if you are young enough to experience travel, there are pro's and cons no matter where you are.

Learn to make the most of what you have, some people have much less and smile every day, those that have are the ones that are unhappy too, life is very very short, and the only thing to think of is coping with death around you when you get older, because all those old friends from school just keep popping off when you don't expect it.

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