Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Photo: AP Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Photo: AP
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Photo: AP

What’s in a name? For Kamala Harris, maybe an edge with some Asian-American voters

  • The Democratic vice-presidential nominee is one of the few US politicians not of Chinese heritage to have a Chinese name that she chose for herself
  • By law, candidates names’ must be translated into Chinese in some areas of the US – but often based on phonetics rather than meaning

Topic |   US Presidential Election 2020
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Photo: AP Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Photo: AP
Democratic vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris speaks during the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Photo: AP
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