Recently, there was a piece of news that Japan’s richest man and famous investor Sun Zhengyi invested 14 billion in a well-known online real estate platform in China. To be the second Alibaba.
As we all know, it was Sun Zhengyi’s investment that year that Jack Ma’s Alibaba had the success it is today. At the same time, Alibaba also made Sun Zhengyi and Ali Group went public. After that, he once became the world’s richest man by virtue of holding shares in Ali.
successively investing in Chinese enterprises, it is another Chinese name, netizens Can’t help but become curious-which country is Sun Zhengyi from? What kind of relationship does he have with China? Why does he call himself a Han Chinese from China?
tracing back three generations, Sun Zhengyi’s origin should be Korea Daegu, he His grandfather immigrated to Kyushu, Japan during the Japanese colonization of Joseon, and Sun Zhengyi is already the third generation of the Korean Sun family living in Japan. There are still a lot of Sun clan in South Korea, such as Sun Xingmin, actor Sun Yejin and so on.
With the end of World War II, Japan, as a defeated country, gave up its rule of the Korean Peninsula, and all Koreans in Japan must also face a choice of identity. When Sun Zhengyi was a child, his family was very poor, and he had to conceal his Korean identity without a Japanese household registration. He was very inferior and entangled for this. Once he enrolled under the Japanese name”Aben Zhengyi”. Become a Japanese citizen.
But the Japanese government after the war was very reluctant to grant Japanese nationality to Koreans in Japan, and Sun Zhengyi also married a man named Ohno Yumi in the 1980s. His Japanese wife only got Japanese nationality.
After naturalization, Sun Zhengyi used a legal loophole to keep his Surname (previously Japan required naturalized persons to change to a Japanese surname, which is not needed now). However, in view of Japanese society’s rejection of South Koreans, Sun Zhengyi claimed on many occasions that his ancestors were not natives of the Korean Peninsula, but Han Chinese from China.
Sun Zhengyi has stated in public many times that he is a descendant of the famous warrior of the Warring States Period, Sun Wu, from the 23rd generation of Putian, Fujian went to live on the Korean Peninsula. If what Sun Zhengyi said is true, he is indeed a Han according to his patrilineal lineage.
Sun Zhengyi’s statement is also relatively credible, because in ancient times It is true that many Han people migrated to the Korean Peninsula in order to escape the war. There are even legends that Japan was also built by the Qin Dynasty Prime Minister Xu Fu and his virgins. The former president of South Korea Lu Tae-woo also claimed to be from Shandong, China, and he also visited, so what Sun Zhengyi said is not necessarily fabricated .
But even if Sun Zhengyi is Han, it doesn’t make much sense now. In the modern concept of the country, Sun Zhengyi is already a Japanese through and through. In terms of culture and law, apart from his surname, Sun Zhengyi has nothing to do with China in terms of blood or clan.
Today the outside world still recognizes the identity of Sun Zhengyi as”Korean Japanese”, he Talking about things as a Han Chinese in front of the Chinese media is nothing more than arguing with China.
For Japan’s richest man, Sun Zhengyi, who claims to be a Han Chinese, what do netizens think he has for? Could he really be a descendant of Sun Wu? Let’s talk about your opinions.