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Monday, May 15th, 2017

An Australian Interpreter’s Fast Track to the Olympics

There I was at Athens Airport in August 2004 when I observed a couple of familiar looking faces; ‘I must have done interpreting for them’, I thought.  Later it dawned on me: I’d just seen Roy and HG. And so began my Olympic Dream. The Olympic Games that dominate our lives every four years have

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

It’s not just a walk in the park – Mandarin Interpreting critical with every step

A bright tie stands out – Mandarin Interpreter Charles Qin keeping up with an action-packed agenda. Carefully choreographed with many events on the program, the visit of Premier Li Keqiang (China’s number 2) was a big deal with...

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

From a Chinese Shopping Mall to the World:Part 1

Hi everyone, I’m back! 我回来了!ただいま! For the past five weeks, I was visiting family in Shenzhen, China and travelling in Japan expanding my language and culture skills. I drank a little bit of baijiu (“Maotai”) during a...

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Chin Communications Scholarship for Chinese Translators

In 2012, to celebrate 20 years in the ‘translation’ business, Chin Communications established its Mandarin Translation scholarship together with Monash University. Since that time we have seen 4 laureates emerge already possessing a love of this profession....

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A Great Sister Act – Dividends from Victoria and China as 35 Year Milestone Celebrated; Mandarin Interpreters On Song

The sisters (and brothers) were all in fine voice this week when Victoria was on show to a large Chinese business group. Chin Communications’ interpreting team members still have most of their voices despite a frenetic few...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Australia is Open for Business but Who is Minding the Shop? Interview with Chief Mandarin Interpreter Charles Qin

Australia is Open for Business – if you didn’t know this last week, you certainly do now as Australia despatched its largest ever trade delegation to North Asia. The companies present on the China leg represented over...

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

The 7 P’s that make us an Award-winning team, by Kate Ritchie

Last week, Chin Communications received two Awards – we won the Interpreting Excellence Award at the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators’ gala dinner. These prestigious biennial Excellence Awards recognise individuals, teams and organisations that have demonstrated...

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Chin Communications Wins Interpreting Excellence Award with its Mandarin Interpreting Team

Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators Gala Awards Night (Melbourne 16 November 2013) Chin Communications wins 2013 AUSIT Excellence Award at the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators’ Gala Dinner. Interpreters and translators are...

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Increasing Numbers of Cashed up Chinese Buyers for Australian Indigenous Art: Are we Ready for the Challenges that Translating Art Brings?

Selling art works to Chinese is unlike doing business with them in traditional business trade sectors. It requires the communicator or the “messenger” (most of the time will be the interpreter or translator) to obtain in-depth knowledge...

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Tools of the Trade – Interview with Australia’s Top Mandarin Interpreter, Charles Qin

Charles has been at the top of his profession for over a decade. In the first of a series on the tools and tricks translators and interpreters need to succeed in their profession, Charles shares some important...

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