Chinese Nationalities and Their Populations (2010)
China has some other unclassified or unspecified Nationalities numbering some
640,101 people. In the 1953 census 41 minority nationalities were specified.
In the 1964 census, there were 183 nationalities registered, among which the
government recognized only 54. Of the remaining 129 nationalities, 74 were
considered to be part of the officially recognized 54, while 23 were
classified as "other nationalities" and the remaining 32 were classified as
"indeterminate." More foreigners have applied for naturalization to Chinese
nationality since Hong Kong has reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. Among
Hong Kong residents from 1997 to 2012, 3,411 Pakistanis, 3,399 Indonesians,
2,487 Indians, 1,115 Vietnamese, and 387 Filipinos have been naturalized. The
People's Republic of China does not recognize dual nationality with any other
country (Article 3). Naturalized Citizens -- 1,448.