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'Chen' the name of choice when foreigners choose Mandarin surnames
 
"Chen" is the most popular choice of surname among foreign nationals when they are naturalized as a Republic of China (Taiwan) citizen and require a Mandarin name, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Monday.

Following "Chen," "Lin" and "Lee" were the next most often chosen surnames by naturalized foreigners in Taiwan, according to the ministry.

So far, 71,398 foreign nationals have become ROC citizens, using their own Mandarin Chinese names.

The surname "Chen" was favored by most naturalized Americans, Cambodians and Filipinos, according to MOI tallies.

Many Japanese chose "Lee" and "Chang" as their surnames, while Indonesians seemed to favor "Huang," "Chen," and "Lin."

Most Vietnamese chose "Nguyen," "Chen," and "Li" as their Chinese surnames, while Koreans tended to call themselves by the Chinese surnames "Kim," "Lee" and "Bak."

Source from CNA
 

      


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