‘Ex­otic names’ will soon van­ish

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment is mov­ing to ban “ex­otic” names given to places, build­ings and com­plexes to pro­tect and pre­serve tra­di­tional cul­ture.

In re­cent years, real es­tate de­vel­op­ers and some lo­cal govern­ments have cho­sen names based on lo­ca­tions and build­ings over­seas, such as “Man­hat­tan” and “Venice”.

Au­thor­i­ties

have

de­cided to ban the use of place names in­spired by lo­ca­tions over­seas, and have or­dered the re­moval of the im­ported monikers by the end of June next year.

To curb the grow­ing use of for­eign names, Li Liguo, the min­is­ter for civil af­fairs, has or­dered govern­ments at all lev­els to stan­dard­ize place names and pro­tect long-stand­ing ge­o­graph­i­cal or his­tor­i­cal names.

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