Pronouncing and Using Chinese Personal Names

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This document gives general rules for how to pronounce Mandarin Chinese names in conversation, and how to determine which name is someone's surname. It also covers some other related topics about Chinese names. The intent is to allow IETF participants who are not familiar with Chinese to communicate better with Chinese participants.


Hui Deng (
Zhen Cao (
Paul Hoffman (

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