Translator’s Note: Although ‘劍‘ is pronounced ‘Jian’ within Putonghua (which is the dialect of the Chinese language spoken in Beijing) – also known in the West
Original Chinese Language Text By: Xin Hua Newsagency (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) Translator’s Note: Prof. Xu Zhuoyun (许倬云) was born in Wuxi, Jiangsu province
The Han ethnicity certainly is not ‘pure’, and may be thought of as very diverse. This is true except in the case of the Hakka people, who althougth a sub-stratum of Han today, are in fact considered to be a unique body of people that preserve and convey a specific type of unsullied ‘Northern’ Chinese culture extant hundreds of years ago.
The Hui Chinese-Muslim population surrounding the Najiahu Mosque-area, were very appreciative of the efforts of their scholars associated with the Chinese and Arabic Painting and Calligraphy Institute, and were very enthusiastic about celebrating the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
However, again I am of the (as of yet unverified) opinion that a ‘high’ percentage of this small amount of European DNA probably occurs in an unusually ‘high’ amount amongst Hakka populations. This is all speculation on my part, and more research is required.