Ziqian Ye

Email: 2504026y@student.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Why does China have a single citizenship policy, even though most countries have a dual citizenship policy, and the trend is even on the rise?

Research Summary

The concept of dual and multi-national policy has been gaining popularity in the modern global environment. At the same time, many countries continue enforcing single-nationality policy. China is amongst the major developing countries avoiding implementation of multi- nationality policy. The focus of this research study will be assessment of the benefits and drawbacks resulting from the implementation of the dual or multi-national policy in China. The study will utilize qualitative and quantitative techniques for provision of responses to the main research question and hypothesis testing. Qualitative portion of the research will include literature review with the subsequent identification of the main tendencies and their projection on the subject of the research. Quantitative portion will include extrapolation of historical economic data and questionnaires. The questionnaires will determine the attitude of the Chinese citizens towards the potential shift from singly-nationality policy to multi- nationality policy in China. The main limitations of the research stem from the narrow scope of the existing research in regards to China, potential lack of economic data, and restricted sample size. The significance of the research includes its strong practical potential for policy development in China. 


Research interests


  • Policy Agenda
  • Policy Analysis
  • Election and Democracy
  • Political Economy
  • Criminal Justice Policy
  • Political institution and Communication

Additional Information

2014-17 BSc Political Economy

- King’s College London (KCL)

-Thesis: International Institution of Refugee Protection: why sometimes it is ineffective?


2017-18 MSc Criminal Justice Policy

-the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

-Thesis: To What Extent is Domestic Policy or International Policy More Effective in Tackling Transnational Commercial Bribery?