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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 - HEALTH

    Pneumonic plague quarantine lifted in Gansu after no new cases reported

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 01:46pm by Nectar Gan

    ... the 28-year-old employee, surnamed Zhang, told the South China Morning Post yesterday afternoon. About 30,000 people living in the old town section of Yumen, where the plague victim was hospitalised, were ... for the fact that [I] couldn’t leave the town, nothing much changed,” a worker for an express delivery company told the Post. The man in his 20s, surnamed Qiao, said most residents had enough rice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558145/quarantine-lifted-after-eight-days-area-where-30000-live
  7. 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
  8. News - China - CRIME

    China ‘cult’ members charged for McDonald’s killing: state media

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:29am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... on Thursday. The woman, surnamed Wu, was beaten to death on May 28 at the restaurant in Zhaoyuan, in China’s eastern Shandong province, after refusing to give her telephone number to the suspects, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1558836/china-cult-members-charged-mcdonalds-death-state-media
  9. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Liaoning businessman probed for alleged ties to ex-PLA chief: report

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:48am by Li Jing

    ... prosecutors in April amid the investigation into the former top general, Caijing Magazine reported yesterday. It referred to Xu only by his surname or as "a big military tiger". But it said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1560799/liaoning-businessman-probed-alleged-ties-ex-pla-chief-report
  10. News - China - EXPLOSION

    One injured as explosion hits Xining airport car park in Qinghai

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 03:05pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... and armed police are now conducting further investigation. The explosives were concealed in a rubbish bin at the corner of the car park, according to the China Youth Daily. A person surnamed Bao ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1554723/explosion-hits-xining-airport-carpark-qinghai

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