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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    New HK group urges more interpreter services for ethnic minorities

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Interpreters and Translators Association, cited as an example the need for Arabic translators in hospitals receiving patients from the Middle East who could be infected with the new coronavirus. She also pointed to a 2010 court case involving the murder of a Mongolian man at Chungking Mansions, which was later adjourned because a translator failed to turn up. "We are lacking quantity ...

  2. Excellent skills make certain nothing gets lost in translation

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei When simultaneous interpreter Ana Chan is at a movie or watching television, she translates the dialogue in her head. 'I also pay attention to the labels on food items and take note of how the terms are translated,' says Chan, whose work involves listening to a message delivered in one language and almost simultaneously interpreting those words into another. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION LABELLING

    Sloshed in translation

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sloshed in translation ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Book: Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, by J.R.R, Tolkien

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 03:43pm by NYT

    ... Tish Wells Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J.R.R. Tolkien Houghton Mifflin 4 stars Tish Wells One does not casually read Beowulf. It takes commitment. It also takes a good translation, and few were better at that than Oxford don J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His son, Christopher, has finally published Tolkien's version of Beowulf. As he ...

  5. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Skype to launch new translation service that breaks through the language barrier

    Posted May 29th 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Online service that can offer spoken translations in almost real time will be launched by Microsoft by end of year after 15 years of research Skype breaks through the language barrier For Captain Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise, seeking out new life and new civilisations wouldn't have been much use without a universal translator to deal with new ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Lost in translation: British journalist 'shocked' Japanese book he dictated denies Nanking Massacre

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:57pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Henry Scott-Stokes 'horrified' Japanese book he dictated dismisses war crime as propaganda Lost in translation: outsider's view of Nanking Massacre A veteran British journalist says he has been misrepresented by the translator of his best-selling book that looks at Japan’s history from an outsider’s point of view, and has disavowed the book’s ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    From Nine Dragons to Fire Beach: Creator of alternative MTR map seeks translation help

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:26am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com The creator of an alternative map of Hong Kong's MTR system, where Cantonese names are translated into their literal English versions, is looking for help with tricky translations so he can update his work. Justin Cheuk, 20, who is studying international relations at Durham University in the UK, created the map earlier this month when ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lost in translation? Beijing accuses Chris Patten of 'reckless disregard for the truth'

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Danny Mok, Eddie Lee and Tony Cheung danny.lee@scmp.com eddie.lee@scmp.com tony.cheung@scmp.com Ex-governor spoke of democracy’s bad press; Foreign Ministry tell of democracy suppressed Lost in translation? Beijing and Patten clash Beijing's Foreign Ministry representative in Hong Kong has accused Britain's last governor of the city, Chris Patten, of a "reckless ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - LITERATURE

    Make-Do Publishing translates independent Chinese writers for West

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Independent Chinese writing translated for West A potent mix of state censorship, conservative publishing choices and scant translation means international readers ... international markets. Hong-Kong based Harvey Thomlinson founded Make-Do Publishing in 2009 to produce high-quality Chinese and Asian literature in English translation, capitalising on the city's ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TELEVISION

    Standing ovation or lost in translation? The 'accidental' popularity of American comedy shows in China

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:19pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... matters into their own hands. One particular site, thedailyshowcn.com, features nearly 500 video clips from Stewart’s show that have been translated and uploaded by fans. The website has had close ...




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