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The New York Times launches Chinese language website

By Mark Williams

The BBC have reported that The New York Times

No more ‘chicken without sex life’ in Beijing

By Mark Williams

On my travels I visited China, where along with bewilderment at the sheer amount of people requesting photos with our

Chinese is the best business language after English

By Richard Michie

According to research by Bloomberg, Mandarin, China’s official spoken language, is the top language worldwide for

How many types of Chinese are there?

By Richard Michie

One of the most common mistakes people make when asking for Chinese translation is that they get dialects mixed up

Tattoo News

By Richard Michie

A poor translation is for life, as one teenager discovered recently. The BBC reports that a 19-year-old’s attempt to have a tattooed Chinese translation of her boyfriend’s nickname went awry when the tattoo characters were revealed to mean ‘supermarket’. 

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Chinese Languages

By Richard Michie

China’s Language – a new book by Sun Hongkai, Hu Zenyi and Huang Xing from the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences – has found that a total of 130 languages are spoken by China’s 56 ethnic minorities.

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