It is a valid question as to where they should draw the line. They
have already excluded Vietnamese from winning these prizes for non-
Chinese, even though these Vietnamese insists that they are not
In this case the person really is Chinese even though his father is
Dutch. He is way too strong for us. There is no point in competing if
he is going to be allowed to play.
However, to take a counter-example, the top child prodigy in the USA
is Ray Robson, who already has the FIDE Grandmaster title. If he were
to take up Chinese chess I would fully support his right to compete
for and win the prizes for non-Chinese.
However, it so happens that his mother Chinese, from Beijing.
So, what is the difference between him and that other person whose
father is Dutch?
Among the other differences are that the other person was born in
China and lives in China now. Thus he should be excluded from the non-
Chinese competition. As far as I know, Ray Robson was born in the USA
and has lived his entire life here.
Please note that this person who won the prize for non-Chinese won a
cash prize of $4500 which is a fairly considerable amount of money in
China plus he won the title of "World Champion of Chinese Chess for
non-Chinese" again. Is that fair? The other top finishers in the
competition for non-Chinese were from Russia, Finland and Germany.
They really were not Chinese.