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Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Japan opens new era of harmony

By Julia Jiang, Chinese and Japanese Translator On 1 April 2019, Japan’s Chief Cabinet Minister Yoshihide Suga appeared in front of a large media contingent and revealed a card with calligraphy on it –  the much anticipated name for Japan’s new era was finally unveiled: Reiwa (令和). To give every emperor’s era a unique name

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Harmony Translates in Foreign Languages

“Open up your hearts”, as Elton John sang, could be the theme song for The Australian Way,  a new app to help migrants “find an island in the sea” (Elton John, Harmony)  which was launched on Harmony...

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Why is intercultural communication important in a globalised world

In an increasingly globalised world today, to get the language and culture right when doing marketing communications to a foreign country seems a widely adopted idea for brands. However, although the former has become easier — thanks...

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Growing Glowing Pigs 猪年“猪”事皆顺

Welcome to the enthusiastic Pig Year. It starts on 5 February 2019 and will be overtaken by the Rat on 25 January 2020. The pig is the last animal in the Chinese zodiac reflecting their slow speed...

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Mandarin Interpreting Stars in China (and Australia) — “Success can Hinge on a Choice of Words”

A client visited us this week confused about China’s requirements for her consulting and potentially a large contract to deliver services in China. It turns out that communications had been hampered by poor translation.  She had been...

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Better Chinese Translations, Chinese Guides, and Authentic Experiences for Chinese Tourists – Sound Familiar?

Imagine the problem of having 4 x your entire population added each year in tourists. Sounds great! But think about the infrastructure and needs of those tourists.  Well it’s going to get even bigger for Croatia, which...

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

The Definition of Good Manners – Etiquette Interpreting in Mandarin

It is Derby Day 2018, a procession of elegantly turned out ladies is descending on Melbourne’s Windsor Hotel including your writer. You would, no doubt, be thinking that this is a pre-race event, but NO! we are...

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

CHIN COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVES SECOND AWARD IN TWO DAYS — WINNER AT THE MELBOURNE AWARDS 2018

On the awards stage twice in two days, tonight in Melbourne, Chin Communications was Winner in the Melbourne Awards, the city’s highest accolade celebrating the inspirational achievements of people...

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Outstanding Leaders – Monash Fellowships Awarded in 2018 and China Interests on the Stage

Changing people’s lives for the better is something we all aspire to and it was on show in spades on 24 October 2018 when Monash University Fellowships were bestowed on worthy recipients, of which our MD, Charles...

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...

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