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What does WG stand for?

WG stands for Wade-Giles

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When the Chinese characters are provided, it does not matter whether the author uses pinyin or the Wade-Giles spelling.
Mandarin-sounding names now predominate, and, due to immigration from the People's Republic of China since 1980, Pinyin spelling is replacing Wade-Giles romanization in popularity Also, since 1980, the foreign-born constitutes the majority in Chinese America.
Several methods of transliteration are widely used, the most prominent being Pinyin--which recently has gained ascendancy because of its formal adoption by the People's Republic of China--and Wade-Giles, which previously had been predominant.