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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

Friday, April 28th, 2017

New Clients, Enjoy Your First Translation Order Offer!

Offered to All New Clients Start off with 10% OFF Your First Translation! Chin Communications helps businesses, governments, and organisations communicate effectively through our Chinese translation services: Product packaging and labels Marketing brochures and flyers Business cards...

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...

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Agriculture in Australia – ought to be a Great Yarn!

We rode on the sheep’s back once, now we need to get onto China’s coattails or “we’ll all be rooned”1. “In Australia the whole foreign investment story is our history” Lyall Howard, Head of Government Relations at...

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Melbourne turns it on for Boao, with a Tour de Force in Simultaneous Mandarin Interpreting

The Boao Forum has been running since 2001 and it came to Melbourne for the first time last week. As the pre-eminent international forum in the Asia Pacific (the equivalent of Davos in Europe), this was a...

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

A new scholarship gives international Monash University students the chance to hone the delicate art of translation. By Anatasia Safioleas The Chin Communications Masters Scholarship recognises the importance of training translators and interpreters. The generous philanthropy of...

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...

Friday, May 6th, 2016

How NOT To Manage a Translation Project

After 25 years of translation work for many clients, on many subjects, there isn’t much we haven’t come across in one form or another whether it be an inscription on someone’s body, creating a translation to look...

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...

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