Han are native Chinese speakers. They constitute about 92% of the population of mainland China and 98% of the population of Taiwan. Before founding of the People’s Republic of China, all Muslims were called “Hui”, irrespective of their ethnicity.  The Chinese Han converts  were also included in “Hui”. Immediately after the formation of the Republic, all Chinese speaking muslims were considered simply “Hui.”  After 1990s, some new converts from Han insisted to be called “Han Muslims”; however, this notion is not broadly recognized.