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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 who would have thought Mandarin would be one of the major languages at a conference in Chile. I

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...

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Chin Immersed in Arts and Cultural Projects in 2014

Driver and Wipers … Seven Intellectuals in a Bamboo Forest … We’ve been particularly impressed at the engagement of cultural and art institutions with the China market in 2014. Apart from flying around the world assisting governments...

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

How Gough’s legacy has impacted on our journey to China

“A Moment of Opportunity”1 The Culmination of Australia’s own Long March, wrote Whitlam. There has been a plethora of reminiscing about Gough Whitlam and how he opened the door for us to China, in a sense giving...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Visit Da Jin Shan – Bendigo – and the Golden Dragon Museum

Every year at Easter, Bendigo comes to life celebrating the history of Chinese in the area. In the 1850s, thousands of intrepid Chinese left their families behind and travelled across dangerous seas and rugged countryside to reach...

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