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Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Trump Versus WeChat – Could Australia be a Winner?

Harvard Business Review calls it the “one app to rule them all”; the Economist: “the digital bedrock of Chinese society”. Trump wants to “strike at China’s heart” wrote the Washington Post, as it “targets a product tied to every part of economic and social life.” President Trump has declared that he will ban WeChat (and

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Zoom to China with Remote Interpreting

Simultaneous Mandarin Interpreters Elaine Tian and Charles Qin If you are doing business in China, meeting your Chinese stakeholders is an important way of growing sales and interest.  Since COVID all of that has stopped. China may...

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

China: Will it be our Saviour?

By Kate Ritchie We’ve been fielding calls in the last fortnight from well-heeled and struggling Chinese businesspeople in Australia who are wanting to help Australia fight the coronavirus, whether it be to manufacture or import protective equipment...

Friday, March 6th, 2020

How to Strengthen Chinese Relationships During the Coronavirus Epidemic

By Kate Ritchie Many of our colleagues and clients have been asking us about the best action to take for their Chinese friends and stakeholders during this coronavirus epidemic, so that they can remain in contact and...

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Shark Fin House is not closing – Patrons mobilise to support local Chinese restaurants

by Charles Qin Shark Fin House at 131 Little Bourke Street in Melbourne’s Chinatown, a popular restaurant for over three decades, is one of Melbourne’s iconic Yum Cha destinations.  Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, its business...

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020


Welcome to the Year of the Rat! The Rat will start to play on 25 January 2020 and will be quiet again when the Ox charges on 12 February 2021. As the first animal in the Chinese...

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Two Game Changers in China Technology that May Impact You — Is a Digital Currency the End Game?

As the Year of the Metal (techno) Rat is upon us, a couple of significant changes are looming in China’s technology space. “It’s not far-fetched to say that 2020 will be the year that digital currencies make...

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Lifting the Veil on Literary Translation

By Kate Ritchie The relationship between translator and writer is an interesting one that was explored at a Monash University inspired event: Showcasing Australian Literature in China through Translation. It was fascinating to hear from well-known Australian...

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Poor Chinese-English translations cause a diplomatic melt down. Translators Repent!

Author:  Charles Qin “Men shall deal unadvisedly sometimes, which after hours gives leisure to repent”, wrote Shakespeare Replace ‘deal unadvisedly’ with ‘produce terrible translations’ and you get the picture! That is my contention. Let me set out...

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

The Sun Yang case – translation lost in the Swiss Alps

Author: Charles Qin It can happen to anyone and risk lives and livelihoods, yet the importance of good interpreting in justice appears to be lost in the wilderness. On 15 November 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sports...

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