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Here is some brainstorming education:
Identity is a complicated thing, it's determined by one's ehnic backgroud,development and educational enviornment, as well as social and political infrastructure where he has grown up in. Wheras citizenship is merely a technical or more precisely, a legal title, it is awarded to a person so that he can do certain activities in a country. The eligibility to a citizenship is not based on how much this person loves the country, but on how long he has established residence in this country and how well he knows about this country.
In order to make you understand this somehow abstract concept. I give you an example:
I am a Han descendant, I grew up in china, finished my undergrad education in china, simply put, china has shaped me to today's adult me. In this case, my identity is chinese. Meanwhile, I have lived in Canada long enough to know this country inside out(including their stupidity and greed), so I was entitled citizenship to facilitate my activities to manage my property and to visit my parents. That explains why canada allows dual citizenship, because it realized the distinction between citizenship and identity. Furthermore, in the citizenship test, they never asked the questions like "do you love canada?". Even in your citizenship ceremony, you don't have to sing the song if you decide to keep your mouth shut, I did keep my mouth shut, the funny pledge to the Queen is just one of the uglies legacies from British commonwealth.
Enough is enough, okay, I talked too much, let me wrap up by asking you a question: " if you go out and grab any canadian on the street, and ask him how they identify you?" . The answer probably will be "chinese". That's it, you are born a chinese, and you are stamped as a big uppercase "chinese" in your bone, just take it＜本文发表于: 相约加拿大:枫下论坛 www.rolia.net/f ＞