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Since my comments were getting long, I will reproduce them here. This probably isn't a complete answer though. It really depends. While names like Wen Jiabao are commonly kept in "Eastern" naming order, names used among personal interactions with "small fry" are sometimes used in the Western order, particularly in a Western context - for instance, in an ...


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I think all translations are based on the pronunciations, both Chinese and Japanese. There are some letters such as "x", "q" or "zh" in Chinese that western people cannot pronounce which makes you think that it is pretty awkward. I understand that. I have same problem with people from European or Latino American. However, Japanese is really not a good ...


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Although this answer may be voted down, I have to say it depends on what system you use. In regions using Chinese, people usually use surname-name style because of tradition.



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