The Straits Times
Published on Nov 27, 2012

Anger at Chinese businesswoman's foreign passport


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.