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Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Irish Born Chinese

Chinese name problems

Created Tuesday, 12th June 2007, 22:57 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

The problem with too many people (around 1.3 billion) and only 100 surnames might just rear its ugly head. Even though there are just over 1600 surnames in total in China. Changes suggested that both parents surnames are to be adopted to help ease confusion, especially for the police.

At least 100 000 people share the name “Wang Tao”, the China Daily said, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.