A local newspaper, Birmingham Mail, has published 600 copies of a special edition with the front page in Chinese, to mark the launch of a new business forum by the city council, together with the Chinese ambassador, Fu Ying.

The headline of the front page is printed in Chinese is “中国与伯明翰的见面” (China Meets Birmingham), although the translation is awkward. This was obviously first written in English and then translated to Chinese, in a somewhat mechanical way.

The “Message from the editor” was translated into Chinese and printed side by side. Editor Steve Dyson said: “We are proud of this initiative by our city, and are pleased to help by providing the story in Mandarin so that our own Chinese community, as well as business chiefs back in mainland China, can see how serious we are about doing business.”

Birmingham Mail

News source: Holdthefrontpage.co.uk