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Text * Mandarin Chinese sounds are Romanized in English alphabet called "[[Pinyin]]" ("spell of sounds").* Not all Chinese nationals have their names pronounced in Pinyin. Exceptions include:*# Ethnic minority names are often pronounced in their native languages, e.g., Aisin Gioro, Bat-Erdene, Mehmet, Tenzin, etc.*# People in Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan regions often use different Pinyin systems, e.g., Cantonese Pinyin or Wade-Giles Romanization. The names of Chinese nationals who lived long time ago may also be in different Pinyin systems. For example, Mao Tse-tung (in Wade-Giles Romanization) is [[Mao]] [[Zedong]] in Pinyin.*# Some people have English given names or gave themselves English names. For example, Jack [[Ma]] and Jackie Chan (this Chan is Cantonese Pinyin; its Mandarin Pinyin equivalent is [[Chen]]).* Very occasionally, a non-traditional Chinese given name might have more than two syllables.* Some people in the past had a one-syllable given name and a two-syllable “style name” or “courtesy name”, often used interchangeably. This may cause confusion when reading classic Chinese novels or studying historical figures.* Each Chinese character is said in one syllable with one of the four major tones: high-flat, rising, dip-rise, and falling tones. Applying different tones to be added herethe same syllable changes its meaning. Even for the same syllable with the same tone, it could correspond to multiple Chinese characters of different meanings.
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Text to be added hereI thank Timothy Tokar, Adwait Chawathe, Amit Singh, Matthieu Rousset, Carla Co, [[Ruiting]] [[Wu]], [[Yushi]] (Russell) [[Zhao]], and [[Zhao]] (Zoe) [[Zhang]] from Chevron for their feedback and suggestions, and my wife [[Liqin]] [[Sang]] for her continuous support. I thank my company Chevron for its persistent effort of creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, which inspired the creation of this website.
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