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Anger at Chinese businesswoman's foreign passport

Published on Nov 27, 2012 2:07 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - A prominent Chinese businesswoman has come under fire after she was exposed as having a foreign passport, highlighting resentment towards the rising number of wealthy emigrants.

There were calls for a boycott of South Beauty, one of the country's best-known restaurant chains, after its founder Zhang Lan obtained a second nationality, the state-run China Daily reported on Tuesday.

It did not say which country issued the new passport.

Beijing does not allow dual citizenship and those who take a second nationality lose their right to a Chinese passport.

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