China Snapshot


Monday, January 14th, 2019

China’s Holidays in 2019 – Prepare for Chinese Tourist Visits — Organise Chinese Translations of Signage, Special Offers, Menus, Web content, etc.

If you are a tourist operator or receiving Chinese tourists anywhere in the world, the key periods to prepare for are Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) and Golden Week (National Day/Moon Festival) holidays. First of all you need to attract tourists to your destination (website, WeChat, Weibo content) and then look after them on arrival. 

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Trump Targets Chinese Students

With all the news around trade wars and North Korean diplomacy, the recent announcement that Trump was cutting certain Chinese student visas was lost. Chinese students studying in US high-tech – science and technology areas – were...

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Historic Anniversaries Reinforce China-Australia Longevity – Recent Rhetoric Informs need for Open Communications

By Kate Ritchie Forty years ago this year China started its remarkable Opening Up under Deng Xiaoping. What a ride we have borne witness to. There will never be another like it. Australia has been a remarkable...

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The Hidden Cost of Chinese Brands and their Registration (or not)

佳可宝1 – three Chinese characters to represent a well-known Australian brand appeared on the product beverage label destined for China. During our back-translation process, we pointed this out to the client who had no idea. It happens...

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

The Asian Opportunity – Lost or just Lagging?

If you follow Chin Communications on social media or receive our newsletter, you know we’ve been progressing along with an impressive portfolio of projects, translating heaps of things into Chinese as well as other Asian languages and...

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Pollies and Chinese Understanding on Show

Australia China Business Council Networking Day in Canberra, 25 March 2015 By Charles Qin There are 32 Australia study centres in China and through them and the many exchanges going on between the two countries every day,...

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Better Understanding – Putting our Mouth where our Money is

Written by Kate Ritchie “It’s not a question of choosing China or choosing America. It’s a question of choosing a sense of independence which is important for the preservation of our own sovereignty and the importance of...

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

China’s Party – How Does the System Work?

From China's Parliament, the National People's Congress, with over 2000 delegates, the leadership and direction of China is in the hands of seven men in the Standing Committee. It is the Party that controls every aspect of...

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

What Can We Expect from China’s New Leadership

Generational change in China happens every ten years. Since the death of Deng Xiaoping, there has not been a leader brave enough to tackle the growing problems faced in China. Deng Xiaoping took China into the 21st...

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

China’s Consumer Revolution is Underway

The Chinese consumer revolution is underway – and anyone doing business in China will need to respond. Private consumption is going to replace investment as the main driver of GDP growth in China. Household savings will decline...

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