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2. Are all ethnic minorities of China entitled to Chinese nationality?

In terms of nationality, Chinese ancestry is not limited to the Han Chinese, but includes all recognised ethnic minority groups in China (see article 2 of the Nationality Law of the PRC). However, it does not include persons who have immigrated to China (including Hong Kong) from other places or their children, unless they are naturalised. To find out more about matters relating to naturalisation, please go to the relevant question and answer.