Simplistic but, if you are Chinese don't concern yourself if your this or that! Just be Proud and but be aware the "HAN" is in origin a Central Plains People with a extremely diverse DNA pool of many different peopleS. The Han Dynasty conquered the Yue southern territories and people. The YUE (Present day Guangdong-Cantonese,Fukien,Zheijiange) They like to share the glory but were conquered people and not Han. It's about "FACE". The Tang Dynasty (non Han) conquered previous Han and Yue territory. The Yuan China Dynasty (non Han)conquered vastly more territory and the Qing Dynasty (non Han)conqured large territory which up to present times constitute most of the current borders of China. (All of these dynasties were multi-ethnic in composition)We are all Chinese within a large Family. Too many hatemongers promoting Han this or Han that when they themselves are NOT EVEN Han. Back in the good old days People DID NOT IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS A SINGULAR CHINESE PEOPLE OR NATION. These hatemongers labeling people as "not Chinese" have their personal agenda or axe to grind. (i.e) American policy in conjunction with the Taiwanese Independence Movement on Taiwan via the American Institute there openly engages in destablizing policies to weaken China. A product is the "Collapse of China" and the CIA funded front company Epoch Times publishing Cold War rhetoric and books and the funding of Falun Gong Dafa. It sickens me American interventionist policy instigated and ran the Tiananmen Incident resulting in many innocent lives in China and the Kwangju Massacre again instigated by American policy in South Korea. In Indonesia Cold War American policy ordered the ethnic slaughter of thousands of ethnic Chinese in Indonesia!
This issue about "Chinese" and "non-Chinese" always seems to be the most sensitive of all. It never fails to excite the passions.
The main difficulty is that "Chinese" is often equated with Han, with the unfortunate outcome that anyone non-Han is labeled a "non-Chinese invader." This is an issue I am struggling with myself. When we speak of history, we are constantly confronted by the fact that ethnic and political boundaries changed all the time. But the language we use now to interpret history must contain some conventions, or else it's hard to communicate our meaning. What standard of "Chinese" can we use?