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Monday, August 21st, 2017

Translators on EPO – Speed is all that matters – if you are Usain Bolt anyway!

There’s a lot of jargon around translation out there. Barely a week goes by without seeing someone blogging on about some fancy new idea, or tossing in some made up translation accreditation. Crowd sourcing was one. In China there are a lot of people with spare time to do voluntary translation – movie subtitles, novels

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Clients, friends, suppliers – new and old – Confucian virtues found everywhere!

Twenty-five years of Chin Communications! Many clients and friends were able to join us on 12 July 2017 to celebrate at our anniversary party in Melbourne. Some of them we’ve known for almost the entire journey. Geoffrey...

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

CHINAVIA – CHINESE TOURISTS IN SCANDINAVIA – SOME LESSONS FOR AUSTRALIA

Clean, green, relaxed is the image Scandinavia portrays – sounds familiar, doesn’t it! Lack of Chinese Translation is a Problem – something Australia is addressing pretty well. Our correspondent Kate Ritchie has recently returned from a ‘study’...

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Steak Tartare and Coca Leaf Tea – the Trials of a Mandarin Interpreter

Travelling back and forth to China and Canberra are well-beaten paths in my profession of Mandarin Interpreter. But over 25 years in business, my interpreting career has taken me to some other unexpected places. Back in 2001...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Chinese Translation in the Food and Beverage Sector doesn’t have to be expensive.

Not doing it correctly can cost a lot, however Clean, green, natural, fresh, safe – we hear these words all the time and they continue to resonate in the Chinese market. Local Chinese ‘daigou’ (buying agents) have...

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Anaphoras & Chinese Language in a little Corner of Country Victoria

Reunions of any type are always vexed, aren’t they! Particularly after some decades of not seeing old classmates or teachers. Will I recognise anyone? Will anyone remember  me? Will they remember …. Embarrassing memories. So it was...

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Translating a Night in a 2000 year-old Greek Theatre

The Taormina Film Festival in Sicily attracts some big names – Richard Gere was this year’s drawcard bringing the town to a standstill; Kate Ritchie was also there and is our guest writer… A night under the...

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

A Golden Age of China – Gold for Language Learners Too

A Golden Age of China – the exhibition at Melbourne’s NGV about the A Golden Age of China has been a blockbuster for Melbourne. The number of visitors and the level of interest reflects the current fascination...

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Watch Out – Apple’s China Turnaround

We hear about Chinese selling their bodies, body parts and siblings in order to buy the latest iPhone; over recent years Apple has become a must-have product and China will soon overtake the US as Apple’s number...

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