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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. 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
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/532329
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1599490/chinese-parents-jailed-selling-their-newborn-son-80000-yuan
  7. News - China

    Lawsuit filed on behalf of man who was tortured to death by police

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:00pm by He Huifeng

    ... had used torture to get a confession from a drug trafficking suspect surnamed Zhai and three of his friends. According to Zhai’s statement to police, he was in intense pain and screamed ... on March 24 because he had refused to confess. According to the police, the man surnamed Liang died from “disease” while being questioned. But prosecutors found obvious traumas on his body ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598039/lawsuit-filed-behalf-man-who-was-tortured-death-police
  8. News - China Insider - SEX

    Chinese man who had sex with virgin told to pay 30,000 yuan after lying he was single

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:53am by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com A married Shanghai man who had sex with a virgin after telling her he was single has been ordered to pay 30,000 yuan (HK$37,830) compensation.  On Tuesday, the Pudong New Area People's Court ordered the man, surnamed Li, to pay his younger lover, surnamed Chen, the money in compensation for violating her "virginity right". ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1594473/chinese-man-who-had-sex-virgin-told-pay-30000-yuan-after-lying-he
  9. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    ‘I did nothing wrong’, says speeding car driver after narrow miss with protesters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:53pm by Lai Ying-kit and Emily Tsang

    ... anything wrong. Protesters scrambled for cover just seconds before a grey Mercedes-Benz, allegedly driven by a 59-year-old man surnamed Cheung, could hit them when it speeded through a section ... and emotional for a few hours. “It was lucky that we were standing up,” said a girl surnamed Sze. “It was a real miracle that no one was hurt. I am so scared. I don’t want to sit on the road again.” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1604527/i-did-nothing-wrong-says-speeding-car-driver-after-narrow-miss
  10. News - China - SECURITY

    Snoozing policeman who let convict escape is jailed for breach of duty

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 01:16pm by WU NAN

    ... The policeman, surnamed Mai, was supposed to keep watch over the inmate while she was at the Shenzhen Armed Police Hospital in Futian district for urinary disease treatment on September 23 last year. Instead, Mai, who was 60 at the time of the incident, felt tired and went to sleep at a nearby hotel, leaving an auxiliary policewoman assigned with him to watch over the prisoner, surnamed Qin. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598646/snoozing-policeman-who-let-prisoner-escape-jailed-breach-duty

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