Here’s another trend that could result in longer lines at consulates for American emigrants & their descendants seeking to give up U.S. citizenship. For the past several months, China has been conducting a large-scale search for “naked officials” — those whose immediate family members all reside abroad — by making all public employees fill out self-reports about their families’ possession of foreign citizenship and/or permanent residence.
Now they’re moving on to stage two: getting the officials to bring their family members back home and give up their foreign status, and punishing those who refuse. No time to do a complete translation, but here’s some excerpts from yesterday’s extremely lengthy New Beijing News report:
|哪些人要填写这份“报告表”？各省份都将排查的覆盖面，定位在囊括乡镇、街道和企事业单位在内的所有国家工作人员，即所有“吃财政饭”的人员。例如浙江湖州市吴兴区教育局就要求，全区各学校、幼儿园在编教职工，局机关、直属事业单位全体工作人员，都要填表。也就是说，幼儿园教师也要上报配偶、子女国籍。||Which people have to fill in this report form? The provincial investigations cover all national employees, including those in town and village, subdistrict, and public enterprises and institutions — that is to say, all employees who “eat government rice”. For example, the Education Department of Wuxing District, Huzhou City in Zhejiang Province has demanded that all employees teaching at at any school or kindergarten, as well as all personnel of organisations under the Education Department, fill out the form. In other words, even kindergarten teachers have to report their spouse’s & children’s citizenship.|
|摸底排查后，各级组织人事部门还要跟“裸官”逐一“个人谈话”，让其在“接回家人”和“接受调岗”之间，作出“二选一”选择。选择接回家人的，还需填写《自愿放弃外国国籍、国(境)外永久居留权或长期居留许可承诺表》，注销外国国籍，并上交移居国家出具的注销手续凭证；拒绝接回家人的，则被调整出中组部规定的5类岗位。||Following the exploratory investigation, personnel departments at all levels will then have to conduct “individual discussions” with all “naked officials”, to give them a choice between either “bringing home family members” or “accepting reassignment”. They will also have to fill out a “Pledge to Voluntarily Renounce Foreign Citizenship and Foreign/Territorial Permanent Residence or Long Stay Permit”, cancel foreign citizenship, and submit a certificate issued by the country of emigration attesting to the cancellation; those who refuse to bring home their family members will be transferred out of five types of posts listed by the [Communist Party’s] Organisation Department.|