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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Haiwaiian woman wins fight to get 36-character surname on identity cards

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 08:45pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Honolulu Hawaiian resident wins campaign for identity cards to take 36-charatcter surname ID card victory for woman with long name A Hawaiian woman whose last name is 36 characters long has finally got it to fit on her driving licence and state identification cards after campaigning for the change. Janice "Lokelani", who has a surname consisting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1394119/haiwaiian-woman-wins-fight-get-36-character-surname-identity-cards
  2. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: What's in a Surname?, by David McKie

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... Sam Leith What's in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker by David McKie Random House 3 stars Sam Leith What's in a Surname? is in part a social history of surnames ... with William Camden, the 16th-century English researcher "whose findings on surnames would not be greatly enhanced for centuries afterwards". It's to the Normans that the British owe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1309039/book-review-whats-surname-david-mckie
  3. It's Lee and Li, not Smith, that dominate the surname rankings

    Posted Nov 12th 2007, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver What's in a name? In Vancouver, it's evidence of the changing face of the city. A popular game in town these days is figuring out where your surname ranks among those of other Vancouver residents. In the past few weeks, The Vancouver Sun newspaper's website has received more than 100,000 visitors to its new database of surnames ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/615300/its-lee-and-li-not-smith-dominate-surname-rankings
  4. If your surname is Li, join the crowd

    Posted Jan 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the No 1 surname in China. The latest survey of family names by the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Genetics found that Li continues to top the mainland's surname list, accounting ... mainland cities and counties over the past two years, and involved the cataloguing of 4,100 surnames. Professor Yuan said the drop in the percentage of Lis was due to an increase in the sample ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532329
  5. Hounded families to shed hated surname

    Posted Aug 12th 2006, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... to change their family name. Last September, a Public Security Bureau branch in the province's Shangzhou district received 544 name-change applications from people surnamed Gou, which ... to change their surname from Jing to Gou during a visit to the region. Jing, which means respect, was not a name that the emperor could call another person as it would imply that he was looking up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560039/hounded-families-shed-hated-surname
  6. News - China - CRIME

    Guangdong gunman arrested after 19-hour hostage-suicide drama

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 07:11pm by Anne Yi

    ... after an unsuccessful suicide attempt towards the end of a 19-hour-long stand-off with police, according to local police in Guangdong. The suspect, surnamed Luo, went postal around 4.51 pm ... instead. Hours into the ordeal, the third victim, a 44-year-old surnamed Chen, from Shantou, was able to escape when Luo showed signs of weariness. Chen was rescued by officers on Tuesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549701/guangdong-gunman-arrested-after-19-hour-hostage-suicide-drama
  7. News - China - INTERNET

    Rebooting addicts: A look at China's internet boot camps

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 01:59pm

    ... and I was not allowed to play outside,” said one teenager at the Qide Education Centre, surnamed Wang. He added that he had frequently turned to the internet as a means of escaping social pressures, and had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1547325/rebooting-addicts-look-chinas-internet-boot-camps
  8. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Shenzhen resident receives reward for anti-terror tip

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:35pm

    ... on the run. It is not known how much money the resident, who was identified only by the surname Zheng, received. After the Ministry of Public Security introduced the campaign in May, Shenzhen police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1550989/shenzhen-resident-receives-reward-anti-terror-tip
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    South Korea's defence chief apologises for bullying remark about shooting spree

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Defence chief sorry for saying army shooter bullied South Korea's defence minister apologised yesterday to the relatives of victims of a shooting rampage by an army conscript for suggesting that those killed had been bullying the gunman. The shooting took place last Saturday when a 22-year-old sergeant, surnamed Lim, opened fire on members of his own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1542063/south-koreas-defence-chief-apologises-bullying-remark-about-shooting-spree
  10. Shoe maker turning away from China

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Rising wages on the mainland will see Yue Yuen Industrial (Holdings) reduce the percentage of its workers in China from roughly 50 per cent of its workforce to about 30 per cent in the next few years as it adds factories elsewhere. The shoe m ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739915/shoe-maker-turning-away-china

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