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List Of Common Chinese Surnames
These are lists of the most common Chinese surnames in China
China
(People's Republic of China), Taiwan
Taiwan
(Republic of China), and the Chinese diaspora overseas as provided by authoritative government or academic sources. Chinese names also form the basis for many common Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese surnames in both translation and transliteration into those languages. The conception of China
China
as consisting of the "old 100 families" (Chinese: 老百姓; pinyin: Lǎo Bǎi Xìng; literally: "Old Hundred Surnames") is an ancient and traditional one, the most notable tally being the Song-era Hundred Family Surnames (Chinese: 百家姓; pinyin: Bǎi Jiā Xìng)
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Chinese Character
Chinese characters
Chinese characters
are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese. Occasionally, they are also used for writing Korean, Vietnamese and some other Asian languages. In Standard Chinese, they are called Hanzi (simplified Chinese: 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字, lit "Han characters").[2][3][4] They have been adapted to write a number of other Asian languages, including Korean, where they are known as Hanja
Hanja
(漢字), Japanese, where they are known as Kanji
Kanji
(漢字), Vietnamese, in a system known as Chữ Nôm, and Zhuang, in a system known as Sawndip. Collectively, they are known as CJK characters
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Zhao (surname)
Zhao (/dʒaʊ/; traditional Chinese: 趙; simplified Chinese: 赵; pinyin: Zhào), romanized in Taiwan
Taiwan
and Hong Kong as Chao, also elsewhere as Cho, Chiu, Tio, and various other forms, is a Chinese family name, ranking as the 7th most common surname in Mainland China and carried mainly by people of Mandarin-speaking regions
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People's Republic Of China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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China
China, officially the People's Republic
People's Republic
of China
China
(PRC), is a unitary sovereign state in East Asia
East Asia
and the world's most populous country, with a population of around 1.404 billion.[13] Covering approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers (3,700,000 sq mi), it is the third- or fourth-largest country by total area,[k][19] depending on the source consulted. China
China
also has the most neighbor countries in the world
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1982 Chinese Census
The Third National Population Census of the People's Republic of China (PRC), also referred to as the 1982 Chinese Census, was conducted by the People's Republic of China with a zero hour of 1 July 1982.[1] A summary of the results were issued by the State Security Bureau and reported in the People's Daily on October 27, 1982.[2] Preparations for the census were begun in 1976, with fact-finding missions sent to the United States and Japan to review their methods.[citation needed] Computers were installed in every provincial capital except Tibet; these were linked to a central processing unit at the Beijing office of the State Statistical Bureau.[citation needed] Pretests and trial runs occurred in 1980 and 1981
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Midnight
Midnight
Midnight
is the transition time from one day to the next – the moment when the date changes. In ancient Roman timekeeping, midnight was halfway between sunset and sunrise (i.e., solar midnight), varying according to the seasons. By clock time, midnight is the opposite of noon, differing from it by 12 hours. Solar midnight is the time opposite to solar noon, when the Sun is closest to the nadir, and the night is equidistant from dusk and dawn. Due to the advent of time zones, which make time identical across a range of meridians, and daylight saving time, it rarely coincides with 12 midnight on the clock
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State Post Bureau
The State Post Bureau is the government agency that regulates China Post, the postal service of the People's Republic of China.[1][2][3] The agency used to report to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The agency has been annexed by the Ministry of Transport.[4] The bureau is headed by the Director General. The current Director General is Ma Junsheng.[5] Its responsibilities includes protecting state interests and consumer rights, the development of the national postal network and universal postal delivery services.[6] The SPB has post bureaus in all the administrative divisions of the country which serve as public utility enterprises.Contents1 Administration1.1 Management 1.2 Departmental structure2 See also 3 References 4 External linksAdministration[edit] Management[edit] The agency is directed by a Director General and four Deputy Directors General.[5]Position Name ChineseDirector-General Mr. MA Junsheng 马军胜Deputy Director-General Ms
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Indonesia
Coordinates: 5°S 120°E / 5°S 120°E / -5; 120 Republic
Republic
of Indonesia Republik Indonesia  (Indonesian)FlagNational emblemMotto:  Bhinneka Tunggal Ika
Bhinneka Tunggal

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Liu (surname)
劉 / 刘 (Liu, Lao, Lau, Low, Lauv, Lieh, Lieu, Liew, Loo, Lew, Liou or Yu) is a Chinese surname. The Liu (/ˈljuː/)[1] as transcribed in English can represent several different surnames written in different Chinese characters:劉 (traditional) / 刘 (simplified), pinyin: Liú in Mandarin Chinese, Lau: Cantonese
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Huang (surname)
(Cambodia)Pronunciation Mandarin: Huáng, /ˈhwɑːŋ/Language(s) ChineseOriginRegion of origin ChinaMeaning Huang Kingdom or YellowHuang (/ˈhwɑːŋ/; simplified Chinese: 黄; traditional Chinese: 黃) is a Chinese surname
Chinese surname
that means "Yellow". While Huáng is the pinyin romanization of the word, it may also be romanised as Hwang, Huong, Houang, Hoang, Wong, Waan, Wan, Waon, Hwong, Vong, Hung, Hong, Bong, Eng, Ng, Uy, Wee, Oi, Oei, Oey, Ooi, Oof, Ong, or Ung due to pronunciations of the word in different dialects and languages. This surname is known as Hwang in Korean
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Sun (surname)
Sun (/sʊn/) is a transliteration of a common Chinese surname (simplified Chinese: 孙; traditional Chinese: 孫; pinyin: Sūn). Other transliterations include Suen (Hong Kong and regions with Cantonese-speaking populations), Sen (Amoy dialect), Sng (Teochew), Tôn (Vietnam), Son (Japan/Korea), Soon (regions with Hokkien-speaking populations), Suan (Philippines), and Swen. See also: Son (Korean surname) Note that in Hong Kong and regions with Cantonese-speaking populations, the surname Xin (辛) is also transliterated as Sun.Contents1 Origins 2 Notable people2.1 Historical figures (in chronological order) 2.2 Military and government 2.3 Other notable people 2.4 Fictional people3 References 4 External linksOrigins[edit]The name Sunshu Ao (孫叔敖) comes from the surname Wei (蔿), from Yuan (薳) in Chu The surname Chen (陳) comes from Gui (嬀), of Qi Sun Wanrong (孫萬榮) came from the Khitan people of Liao DynastyNotable people[ed
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Guinness Book Of World Records
Guinness
Guinness
World Records, known from its inception in 1955 until 2000 as The Guinness
Guinness
Book of Records and in previous United States
United States
editions as The Guinness
Guinness
Book of World Records, is a reference book published annually, listing world records both of human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. The brainchild of Sir Hugh Beaver, the book was co-founded by brothers Norris and Ross McWhirter in Fleet Street, London in August 1954. The book itself holds a world record, as the best-selling copyrighted book of all time. As of the 2017 edition, it is now in its 62nd year of publication, published in 100 countries and 23 languages. The international franchise has extended beyond print to include television series and museums
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Hu (surname)
Hu (胡) is a Chinese surname. In 2006, it was the 15th most common surname in China.[1][2] In 2013, it was the 13th most common in China, with 13.7 million Chinese sharing this surname.[3] Some other less-common surnames pronounced Hu include 瓠, 護, 戶, 扈, 虎, 呼, 忽, 斛 and 壶. In Cantonese, “胡” is also pronounced as "Wu" or "Woo"Contents1 Meaning 2 History 3 Notable people 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksMeaning[edit] In Classical Chinese, hu 胡 meant: "dewlap; wattle" and was a variant Chinese character for "how; why; what" (he 何), "long-lasting; far-reaching" (xia 遐), "part of a dagger-axe", hu- in "butterfly" (hudie 蝴蝶), and "Northern Barbarians".[4] History[edit] According to tradition, the Hu (胡) surname has several historical origins. First, Hu could derive from the family of Duke Hu of Chen. King Wu of Zhou (r
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Guo (surname)
"Guo", written in Chinese: 郭, is one of the most common Chinese surnames and means "the wall that surrounds a city" in Chinese; it can also be transliterated into English as Cok, Guo, Quo, Quek, Kuo, Kuoch, Kok, Koc, Kwek, Kwik, Kwok., Kuok, Kuek, Gock, Koay or Ker. The Korean equivalent is spelled Kwak; the Vietnamese equivalent Quoc, Quach, Quock or Que. The different ways of spelling this surname indicate the origin of the family. For example, "Kwok" is Cantonese originated in Hong Kong and surrounding area. It is the 18th most common family name in China. The name Guo
Guo
was noted as far back as the Xia Dynasty. There are eight legendary origins for the Guo
Guo
surname. Among them, three are foreign. They are Persian (Hui), Korean, and Mongolian, as a result of sinicization. These are only minority
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Gao (surname)
Gao (Chinese: 高) is an East Asian surname of Chinese origin that can be literally translated as "high" or "tall". There are approximately 16 million living people with this surname. Some places, such as Taiwan, usually romanise this family name into Kao. In Hong Kong, it is romanized to Ko
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