Now that you mention it, I remember that's how they arranged the order of the Parade of Nations during the 2008 Olympic Games, except that it was done according to the number of strokes of simplified Chinese characters.
Per tradition, the national team of Greece, which hosted the previous Summer Olympics, in Athens, entered first as the progenitor of the Olympic Games, and the host country, in this case the People's Republic of China, marched last. All other nations marched in name order in the language of the host nation, which in this case is the Chinese language. The collation method used is based on the names as written in Simplified Chinese characters and is similar to that used in Chinese dictionaries. The names were sorted by the number of strokes in the first character of the name, then by the stroke order of the second character (in the order 橫竖撇捺折, c.f. Wubi method), then the next character and so on. For example, this placed Australia (澳大利亚) in 202nd position, just ahead of Zambia (赞比亚) because the initial character for “Australia” (澳) is written in 15 strokes, while that for “Zambia” (赞) is written in 16 strokes.
The list seems to be already in the right order, unless Ivan needs to reorder it according to Cantonese pronunciation.
[Edited at 2014-01-23 15:27 GMT]