shazbot wrote:i actually have a question along those lines. I was born in china, but got my US citizenship a few years ago. They never did cancel my chinese passport or anything. Does the US recognize dual citizenship? and could i use my chinese passport to go into china? that way, i don't have to deal with the visas and length of stay. Would they let me back in the US? or how would that work?
See my message above. This would NOT
be a good idea. Yes, you could ENTER
China with your Chinese passport, but how would you EXIT
the country? Chinese people need visas from other countries to exit, and the Immigration guards would look for a foreign visa in your PRC passport when you attempt to exit. If you don't have one, you're not getting out of the country. Now you could always apply to get a visit permit to Hong Kong or something like that, then enter Hong Kong with your U.S. passport, but I imagine if you did this several times, you'd likely get fined.
If you entered on your PRC passport, and then tried to leave with your U.S. passport, PRC Immigration would also give you trouble as you wouldn't have a valid PRC visa in your U.S. passport.
In response to your dual citizenship question, I know that the U.S. did start allowing people to maintain dual citizenship a few years ago (previously I think it was not allowed), but I'm not sure how this would affect your situation.
I heard a rumor a couple of years ago that the PRC was considering allowing Returnees into China without visas, but I haven't heard any more on that. Would work out well for a lot of people if they decided to do so.