Chinese names are structured differently from European names. Family names always come first, and are often only one character. First names are often one or two characters. There are a limited number of family names in China and the majority of Chinese people have one of the most common family names.
Europeans who study French, Spanish or Italian don’t generally get a new name. But just as it’s quite common for Chinese people to take English names when they study English, many foreigners who study Chinese or live in China also adopt Chinese names. In Chinese culture, a good name is considered important to a person’s success in life. So are you ready to adopt a Chinese name before you start your business in China?