Henan province has banned the growing practice of giving foreign or multiple names to buildings and other structures such as office blocks, residential complexes and highways, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday, citing Dahe Daily. The ban will come into effect on Oct. 15 and is designed to avoid confusion, the report said. The rules also seek to halt the trend of giving imported names to residential buildings and malls, it said. In 1986, the State Council banned the practice of giving people’s names, especially officials’ names, to places.
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