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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. If your surname is Li, join the crowd

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

    ... in common: 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, ... 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 ...

  6. News - China - PEOPLE TRAFFICKING

    Chinese parents jailed for selling their newborn son for 80,000 yuan

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 03:08pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A Guangdong couple have been sentenced to prison for selling their newborn son to a stranger for 80,000 yuan (HK$100,900). The mother, surnamed Xiao, received a five-year sentence from the Xiangzhou district court in Zhuhai, the Guangzhou Daily reported on Wednesday. The husband, surnamed Wu, was sentenced to three years in jail with a four-year ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Lift horror as mother stabbed to death and daughter slashed by stranger

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by DANNY LEE, Amy Nip

    ... and threw a flammable liquid thought to be alcohol on the father, who ran downstairs for help. As the 37-year-old woman, surnamed Lo, ran into the lift with her two daughters, the attacker followed ... together the moments leading up to the vicious attack. Police said the suspect, a 72-year-old man surnamed Ng, and the family had no previous quarrels. Police confirmed that the man had a history ...

  8. News - China - Animals

    Bear bites off boy's arm at Chinese zoo

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:22pm

    ... A friend of the family told the Beijing News that the surgery cost more than 20,000 yuan. The woman, surnamed Zhang, said that the zoo had offered the family 5,000 yuan in compensation ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Anti-Occupy protesters defy court order, block Apple Daily delivery

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 06:55am

    ... until dawn. Delivery trucks could not enter the premises. A Nathan Road newsstand owner surnamed Yuen, who runs his business near Occupy Mong Kok, said Tuesday was the second day the delivery ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hundreds clash with police after the fall of Mong Kok

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 03:55am by TIMMY SUNG, CHRIS LAU, Danny Mok, Peter So and Jennifer Ngo

    ... the clearance, which allowed bus services to resume on Nathan Road. An escalator maintenance worker, who identified himself by his surname Sze, said he had had to walk almost half an hour to work from ... said they were not satisfied because the protest site was only partially cleared. "This is useless. And even worse," said a man, who gave his surname as Wong "Who will come here ...




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