This table summarizes who is automatically a Chinese citizen at birth according to the Nationality Law:
|Place of Child’s Birth||Citizenship of Parents||Citizenship of Child||Source of Law|
|China||One or both is Chinese||Chinese||Nationality Law, article 4|
|“||Both parents are:|
(a) stateless or uncertain nationality; and (b) have settled (定居) in China.
|Chinese||Nationality Law, article 6|
|“||Neither is Chinese||Foreign||—|
|Abroad||(a) One or both parents is Chinese and has settled (定居) abroad; and (b) the child has acquired foreign citizenship at birth.||Foreign||Nationality Law, article 5|
|“||(a) At least one parent is Chinese; and|
(b) Either: (1) no Chinese parent has settled abroad; or (2) the child has not acquired foreign citizenship at birth.
|Chinese||Nationality Law, article 5|