Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Chinese surnames in shortage

This is unbelievable..in China over 1 billion people share just 100 surnames. That means that currently there are 93 million people with the last name Wang, 92 million share the last name Li and 88 million are called Zhang. Current Chinese law states that children are only allowed to take the surname from either their mother or father. Under a new draft proposed by the government, parents would be able to combine their surnames for their children,which could create up to 1.28 million possibilities.

For instance, a father named Zhou and mother named Zhu could choose to call their child either Zhou, Zhu, Zhouzhu or Zhuzhou,

Source: news.yahoo.com
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