顺便说，至于我们的印第安人，我也同意原住民应该最更有权利做美国人。在美国出生的人都是美国人（除非他们不要美国国籍）。在海外出生的，而父亲或母亲是美国人的 也有美国国籍。最近80年这个政策对所有民族都一样。英国刚侵略他们的领土的时候，我觉得印第安人没有国籍的概念，但是英国（美国）毕竟是殖民主义国家，他们控制哪儿就在哪儿写规定。当然不仅是英国(美国)这样抢别人的领土(what a ridiculous notion, that a territory can belong to a person, ethnicity,
or nationality in the first place). 日本的原住民（在日本的一个少数民族）也被日本的多数民族（最早不是从大陆去找仙果的人吗）控制。台湾的原住民（多数民族）现在也被汉族（我确定他们最早是从大陆过去的~哈哈·~）控制。
This is really a silly discussion, since there isn't such a thing as a "native" to anywhere; everyone's ancestors came from somewhere else, and I don't think that "my ancestors were here first" is any better a reason than "we have more bombs" to create a basis
我们在美国用英文说有时候就是这个意思。问我在美国出生的父母来自台湾的汉族朋友他是什么民族，他会告诉你“I'm Chinese"。意思是他是汉族。但是，问我来自北京的在美国定住的汉族朋友”你是哪个国籍的“，他也会说”I'm Chinese"。意思是他有中华人民共和国的国籍。Incidentally, when the latter question is asked to any of my HK friends, I have yet to hear one claim "I'm Chinese"
Hahahaha ... let's change to English channel then ... by the way, you did bring up the subject of the nationality of Hong Kong, and hence my brief paragraph ...
What I was trying to say was that Hong Kong was never a country, and for many years, we dont really have a nationallity ourselves, maybe until now. For those 99 years, we were British nationals or British subjects, and though it gave us total freedom (visa-free)
to go to most countries like any true British including the British Islands, but it wont let us work or live in Britain ...
After 1997, and up to now, HK residents still dont have a fully recognised nationality, some of us might have a SAR passport but not a China passport, because I have never got one, so I dont know what nationality is written inside one of them ... maybe China?
The good thing about the SAR passport is that we can still visit most countries without visas ...
Soldiering on ... still staying on the English channel for the convenience of most ...
In Australia, the term "华人" is equivalent to Chinese as a ethnic group, but not as a region nor nationality nor country. From what we see over there, there are 5 main regions of Chinese, each with different nationalities:
1. 中国人 - mainland Chinese of course, but not only those living in the mainland
5. 华人 - practically any nationality, but generically, it means ALL Chinese
As for the tribal thing ... due to the history of this country, it is very difficult to make a fine distinction. However, if a person states that because he/she has tribal blood, not Chinese blood, hence not a "华人", I would agree with that, e.g. like someone
stated the example of Japanese and Korean DNA.