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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 the case in English: In the last couple of days, the mainstream media in Australia has been covering

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...

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Sliding Doors and Invisibility Cloaks, Translators Emerge on Centre Stage, by Charles Qin OAM

On the awards stage again recently got me thinking about sliding door moments. What and where would I be, had I remained in China 30 years ago? Being nominated for another award and to be a finalist...

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

CHIN COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSLATION ON THE AWARD LIST AGAIN

ETHNIC BUSINESS AWARDS SMALL BUSINESS FINALIST, 2019 On the awards stage again – this time in Sydney – Chin Communications has achieved another accolade as Finalist for...

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Now for the Good News on China – Belt and Road and Strong Relationships with Australia

We’ve heard it in the news again as Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has signed a further agreement this week in China to deepen cooperation between Victoria and China in the key areas of infrastructure, innovation, ageing and...

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Found in Translation

Was the title of an engaging conversation between two translators at this year’s Bendigo Writers’ Festival and I came away with some new insights about the transformative powers of translation. From George Pell to Kerry O’Brien to...

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

A Terracotta Family Reunion in Melbourne 2019, by Charles Qin

I am imagining a visit from my Chinese ancestors – my surname Qin is the name of China’s first and most famous emperor who built a stone army to guard his tomb in China. As Hong Kong...

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Politicians See the Power of WeChat in Federal Election, but Risk Losing their WeChat Accounts Altogether

The top political topics on English language social media are the Adani coal mine, economy, social policy, governance and the environment (Fin Review, 24 April 2019), with Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison and Pauline Hanson the top politicians...

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

The Importance of Language and Culture in Chisholm Election

by Kate Ritchie Sunday afternoon at the Mountain View Hotel – not the usual meeting place for Chinese voters – saw an encounter between the two Chinese candidates standing for the Federal election which will deliver the...

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...

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