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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 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
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Susan or Condoleezza? CCTV dishes up the wrong Rice

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 07:53pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com China’s state broadcaster on Monday appeared to have confused United States National Security Advisor Susan Rice with the nation’s former secretary of state who carries the same surname. A video uploaded to the YouTube account of China Central Television English News channel on Sunday showed that the broadcaster used the pictures of former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587973/susan-or-condaleeza-cctv-dishes-wrong-rice
  8. News - China - DRUGS

    Jiangsu's 'largest drug bust' nets 2.2 tonnes of stimulants

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:11pm by Nectar Gan

    ... a Jiangsu ringleader surnamed Nie – were linked to a group that came to police attention as early as June. During a meeting in Huaian, Jiangsu, on June 24, the local police reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1594681/jiangsus-largest-drug-bust-nets-22-tonnes-stimulants
  9. News - China Insider - GADGETS

    Chinese man buys iPhone 5S with huge stacks of five mao bills

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:31pm by James Griffiths

    ... and the shopkeeper, surnamed Xu, agreed upon a bulk price of 20,000 (HK$25,180) yuan for the five phones.  The man then left the store, returning with three large sacks from which he "poured bundles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593190/chinese-man-buys-iphone-5s-huge-stack-4000-five-mao-bills
  10. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Shanxi official dumps mistress by making her sign '400,000-yuan termination deal'

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 12:44pm by James Griffiths

    ... and friends".  Another official, surnamed Su, even signed the document as a witness. Su, a local village head, reportedly confirmed the existence of the agreement to the newspaper.  The news comes during ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593738/shanxi-official-dumps-mistress-making-her-sign-400000-yuan

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