The term Chinese people may refer to any of the following:
- A person who resides in and holds citizenship of the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau) or the Republic of China (Taiwan). For other uses see Chinese nationality. The Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China ( regulates Citizenship in the People's Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Macau topics. REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. This definition stems from a legal perspective. Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society
- The Zhonghua minzu (sometimes translated as "Chinese nation"), a supra-ethnic concept which includes the Han, Tibetan and other established ethnic groups who have lived within the borders of China since at least the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Zhonghua minzu ( Traditional Chinese: 中華民族 ( Simplified Chinese: 中华民族 Pinyin: Zhōnghuá Mínzú sometimes translated as Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. The Tibetan people are indigenous to Tibet and surrounding areas stretching from Central Asia in the North and West to Myanmar and China Proper Not to be confused with Qin Dynasty, the first dynasty of Imperial China This definition stems from a nationality perspective, and includes most overseas Chinese. Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty
- A person of Han Chinese ancestry is often simply referred to as "Chinese" or "ethnic Chinese" in Western countries, though this usage is politically incorrect and sometimes derogatory when used to the exclusion of non-Han Chinese. Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. This definition stems from a genealogical perspective. Note that some overseas Chinese may not necessarily identify with either the PRC or the ROC.
Many factors must be considered when deciding whether a person is Chinese. Apart from nationality (legal) reasons, place of residence (geographical factors), race (biological reasons), and ancestry (historical and genealogical factors), recognition as a Chinese and identifying as Chinese by that person and other people (mainly with those who share a close or intimate relationship with that person) are also very important.
References Han Chinese ( are an Ethnic group native to China and by most modern definitions the largest single Ethnic group in the world. The following is a list of famous Chinese-speaking/writing people The following is a list of ethnic groups in China where "China" is taken to mean areas controlled by either of the two states using "China" in their formal
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