Friday, June 15, 2007

China needs more Surnames

The Chinese finally realized they have a problem with surnames and action is required. 85% of the 1.3 billion people share just 100 surnames...including 93 million people with the same last name - Wang.

92 million are named Zhang and 88 million are named Li.

Chen, Zhou, Lin and four others have at least 20 million each.

100,000 people have the same name - Wang Tao.

A new proposal will allow parents to be able to combine their last surnames for their children, opening up some 1.28 million new possibilities.

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