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Chinese Culture and Travel Part II

October 16, 2013 Comments

I have lived in the United States for over 8 years since 2005 and I am very fortunate to go back to Taiwan at least once a year. It has been very interesting to see how things evolve and scenes change over the years. In Year 2008 the Taiwan policy of travel restrictions for Mainland China citizens t...

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Country Specific
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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Mandarin the official spoken language in China and Taiwan

September 18, 2013 Comments

All of the official spoken languages were once dialects. Mandarin was one of the 10 major dialects in China and it officially became the national language for China in 1911 after Dr. Sun Yat Sen overthrew the Qing Dynasty. Mandarin was the dialect spoken in the Northern regime and especially Beijing...

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Chinese Translation, China, Taiwan Language
Chinese Culture and Travel - Part I

June 18, 2013 Comments

Most Chinese people love taking group pictures! As a Chinese growing up in Taiwan, I was not aware of this fact until I travelled to France and later Hawaii for an extended period of time to study abroad and complete a voluntary assignment. I brought the pictures of mine along with me on these trips...

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China, Chinese, Travel, Culture
Chinese Translation Services: Simplified versus Traditional Chinese?

June 13, 2012 Comments

Are you looking for Chinese website translation or Chinese document translation services? Being a Chinese native speaker myself I am continually asked about what “form” of Chinese a person should use in a translation, or what dialect… which is actually not the same question....

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Chinese Translation, China, Languages
Increased Chinese Tourism to UAE Leads to New Services

June 03, 2011 1 Comments

In recent years, the economic and trade cooperation between China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has led to smooth development. In fact, the number of Chinese visitors to the UAE increased by 58 percent in 2010. The challenges of addressing Chinese cultural correctness in content that originate...

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Hotel and Hospitality Translation
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China, UAE, Chinese, Arabic, translation, localization, marketing
When Machine Translation Backfires in Chinese

May 05, 2011 3 Comments

It has been long discussed whether machine translation (MT) is reliable and if MT can replace “human translation” in the near future. As this blog shows, MT is not a good solution for “quick translation,” especially if critical business or diplomatic relations are at stake. CAT (Computer Assisted T...

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Machine translation, Google, China, Chinese, translation, copywriting, localization, advertising

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