A few months back I wrote a post about how our family was dealing with the ambiguous nationality status of our daughter, whose father is American and mother is Chinese.
In essence: “I don’t really think a Chinese passport will be more desirable than a US passport anytime soon, no matter what happens. But I have to admit, what matters to me most are not the risks or benefits, but the fact that my son has the right to Chinese citizenship. Just because the government refuses to recognize a globalized world and a globalizing China, my son has to choose between two parts that make up his whole? I think not. What do you think? Should I get dual citizenship? Is it worth it? Is there a risk I am not aware of?”
As with many things concerning one’s kids, there are no easy answers, but parents in the same situation might find the comments section enlightening. Feel free to weigh in on this topic in our forums as well.