Wednesday, January 11, 2006

New One Hundred Names

According to Xinhua News 1/10/2006, the currently Top 10 family names in China is Li, Wang, Zhang, Liu, Chen, Yang, Huang, Zhao, Zhou and Wu. There are 129 names each associated with people greater than 0.1% of the total population. Combined, the 129 names represent around 87% of the total population.

The research conducted by Yuan Yida took two years to finish, while 296 million people in 1110 counties and cities were studied. The final result was derived by using statistical methods.


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