This year marks the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of The Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and Their Families (hereinafter referred to as the Law for Overseas Chinese). The 2nd "Overseas Chinese Business Cup" Legal knowledge Competition, sponsored by China Federation of Overseas Chinese and National Office of Justice Popularization, has recently started online, inviting returned Overseas Chinese and family members of overseas Chinese, overseas Chinese, cadres of national Federation of Overseas Chinese at all levels, people from all walks of life who care about overseas Chinese law and overseas Chinese affairs to participate in the competition. On the official website of China Federation of Overseas Chinese, the special page of activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Law on the Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and their families has been launched. The page commemorates the 30th anniversary of the promulgation of the Law on Overseas Chinese through columns such as news express, interpretation of legal articles, legislative process, picture popularization of the law, knowledge contest, series of videos and updates on the popularization of the Law on Overseas Chinese.
The 30 years since the promulgation of the Law on Overseas Chinese have also witnessed China's deepening reform and opening up. In the past 30 years, overseas Chinese federations and overseas Chinese affairs departments at all levels have made various practical attempts to publicize the Overseas Chinese Law, and returned Overseas Chinese and their families have also better protected their rights and interests in the process of learning and applying the Law for Overseas Chinese.
From July 30th to October 13，16 weeks during the activity, the Chinese overseas Federation would publish 5 questions, which are based on law making single topic selection, question bank by the constitution, the protection of the rights and interests of returned overseas Chinese, the protection measures for the implementation of the rights and interests of returned overseas Chinese, that is close to the nationality law and the civil code and the returned overseas Chinese laws and regulations. All those who answer correctly on that day will enter the lucky draw pool. Winners will be randomly selected from the lucky draw pool every Sunday and announced. 250 winners were selected each week, and 4,000 people were selected over 16 weeks.
"The Law is a basic law concerning overseas Chinese. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the law on the Rights and Interests of Returned Overseas Chinese and the family members of overseas Chinese, which deserves solemn commemoration. Against the backdrop of comprehensively advancing the rule of law, China issued a new civil code this year, which has improved the understanding of all sectors of society in studying, knowing and using the law. The launch of the legal knowledge Contest is aimed at promoting the law for Overseas Chinese, enhancing the concept of the rule of law among overseas Chinese and promoting the building of a society ruled by law." Rights and interests of overseas Chinese security policy law office director Xu Youjia an interview with our reporter said that affected by the outbreak of COVID - 19, offline activities inconvenience for many previous years, China's overseas through online form this time, let the overseas Chinese overseas Chinese and know more about concern groups at home and abroad and overseas Chinese affairs of the people also can participate, mutual learning "Chinese law".
By July 31, the quiz had attracted more than 50,000 people and 300,000 followers. The WeChat official account of the law popularization office of the overseas Chinese federation has rapidly gained more than 60,000 fans within three weeks. "We see fans' comments on WeChat backstage every day." Xu youjia said, "Some people left a message that it is necessary and meaningful to publicize and commemorate the overseas Chinese law on a large scale at this time. Others commented that it was the first time for them to learn the legal knowledge related to the protection of the rights and interests of overseas Chinese, and they thought the online knowledge contest was very novel. Some overseas Chinese wrote that they felt very warm to see that China attaches great importance to the protection of returned Overseas Chinese and their families' legitimate rights and interests in China.
For Sun Yunsun, secretary-general of the Overseas Chinese Federation in Li 'ao Street, Ouhai District, Wenzhou city, Zhejiang Province, the format of the "overseas Chinese Law" knowledge competition is not new. In 2018, the Standing Committee of Zhejiang Provincial People's Congress passed and promulgated the Regulations of Zhejiang Province on The Protection of The Rights and Interests of Overseas Chinese (hereinafter referred to as the Protection Regulations). To this end, Wenzhou held a knowledge contest on the Protection regulations. More than 40 returned Overseas Chinese and overseas Chinese family members from Li 'ao participated in the contest and won honor awards. "In order to participate in the competition, Li 'ao Overseas Chinese Association specially organized study activities." Sun Yunsun revealed the secret book of li 'ao overseas Chinese. Grassroots organizations such as li 'ao Overseas Chinese Association have played an important role in mobilizing returned overseas Chinese and their families to learn the Law on Overseas Chinese.
Yang Diandong, a member of the family of overseas Chinese from Xixia District, Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, remembered the lecture on the protection of rights and interests of returned Overseas Chinese and their relatives. More than 200 returned overseas Chinese and their relatives from Yinchuan participated in the lecture to learn the law of Overseas Chinese. "The 'overseas Chinese Law' is a law that protects the legitimate rights and interests of returned Overseas Chinese and their relatives. Although we seldom encounter relevant legal disputes, learning the 'overseas Chinese Law' makes me feel that the state attaches great importance to our returned overseas Chinese and their relatives." Yang Diandong tells our reporter.
"The Law protects the lawful rights and interests of returned overseas Chinese and the family members of overseas Chinese in China, and also involves the lawful rights and interests of some overseas Chinese in China. "The Law complies with the basic principle of treating all overseas Chinese equally and giving them due consideration." Xu Youjia introduced that the legal problems that overseas Chinese are likely to encounter are mainly related to overseas Chinese investment, overseas Chinese housing demolition, land expropriation, social treatment transfer after the reform of state-owned enterprises and other aspects. In recent years, as more and more new overseas Chinese choose to go back to China to start their own businesses, new returned overseas Chinese have encountered problems in such aspects as investment and entrepreneurship, and children's settlement and schooling. The Overseas Chinese Federation and relevant state departments are actively promoting the revision and improvement of the Law on Overseas Chinese, improving its applicability, making it keep pace with the development of The Times and better playing its role in protecting the rights and interests of returned Overseas Chinese and their relatives.