Talk:David Crook

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Did this person become a Chinese citizen? When? thanks Hmains 20:26, 23 July 2006 (UTC)

I added a number of details from Crook's autobiography, especially about his career from committed Marxist to (partial) doubter.

Hope we don't rename the category to "expatriates" in China. The Crooks and a number of others listed in the present "foreigners in China" category were in fact expatriates, that is, people who left their native lands to take up more or less permanent residence in another. But a number of the others listed in the category are not expatriates but... well, "foreigners in China."

To be sure, the Wikipedia expatriate allows a looser definition, ie somebody who is just living abroad, but American Heritage Dictionary is stricter, needing a stronger commitment.

And in partial answer to Hmains, I couldn't see in the autobiography whether or not the Crooks became legal citizens. Maybe I missed it. But very few of the so-called "Friends of China" were allowed to even join the CCP, much less become citizens, although there were some. --cwh 08:10, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

The Crooks are not Chinese citizens. Though Isabel and her sons are among the first recipients of the newly established permanent residency status, or 'Chinese green card'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.69.26.106 (talk) 02:53, 14 April 2009 (UTC)