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Monday, 4th December 2023

Irish Born Chinese

No English in your Chinese

Created Tuesday, 21st December 2010, 18:25 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

So China is banning mixing English with Chinese in the press, but if English must be used, a Chinese translation must be provided. I wonder if this covers Hong Kong press as well. Cantonese-speakers are known for mixing in English word(s) into their normal conversation, so this spills into publications (more so in gossip columns, fashion, and other topical sections in mags/newspapers). Read more…

(via BBC News online)