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AI Threatening the Careers of Interpreters

Which industry will be wiped out by the robots? From the current situation, at least it will not be the interpretor industry.
Bell Wang, a co-translator, accused iflytek of using human translators to disguise itself as AI co-interpreters. In response to the human-machine coupling, which is the focus of the controversy, guoku held an exclusive dialogue with li shipeng, co-director of iflytek AI research institute, and listened to the voices of several translation insiders including li changshuan, vice President of the high translation institute of beiwai university, and translators zhang wei and Chen (pseudonym).
Was it a misunderstanding? On September 20, Bell Wang came to Shanghai international convention center to do a live transmission for the high-end equipment technology and industry branch of the 2018 international conference on innovation and emerging industry development (IEID). During the meeting, he found that iflytek recognized the translation spoken by the interpreter and…
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What does "One Belt And One Road" Mean and What is Its Strategic Significance

In recent years, we often hear the word "One Belt And One Road" in the news. Many people are puzzled about this. What does One Belt And One Road mean? How significant is the "One Belt And One Road" strategy for China? One Belt And One Road not only benefits one country and one people, but also make use of the 'China Standards' to organically combine more markets and more resources to achieve win-win operation and development.
"One Belt And One Road" (B&R) is The abbreviation of "The silk Road economic Belt" and "The 21st century maritime silk Road". In September and October 2013, Chinese President xi jinping proposed The cooperation initiative of building "The new silk Road economic Belt" and "The 21st century maritime silk Road" respectively.
It will fully rely on China and relevant countries existing multilateral mechanisms, with the help of the existing and effective regional cooperation platform, One B…

Spanish is Also Spoken in These Countries - A Fact You Didn't Know

Spanish is the second largest language in the world. Spanish is the official language of many countries. In addition to those familiar with Spanish, there are several countries that are not familiar with Spanish but also speak Spanish. Some of them are in Africa, some in the Middle East, and some in Asia, but all because of historical reasons left a large number of Spanish successors, let's learn about it!
Equatorial Guinea

This small African country was originally a colony of Portugal. But thanks to the treaties of SAN Ildefonso and Pardo, which set the colonial boundary between Spain and Portugal, the area was ceded to Spain in exchange for Uruguay's Colonia del Sacramento. In 1926, the Spanish royal family ordered the amalgamation of parts of the island and the mainland to form guinea, with Spanish as the official language of the region. For many years equatorial Guineans lived under the yoke of Spanish rule. It wasn't until 1968 that equatorial guinea gained its independ…

Spanish is Spoken by 577 Million People Worldwide, With the Number of Its Native Speakers Exceeding That of English

Already, 577,246,327 people are speaking Spanish around the world, according to Instituto Cervantes, which will launch a new edition of its world spanish-language almanac in October. That's more than 5 million more than the number reported in November 2017 (up 0.87 percent).
Richard Bueno Hudson, the academic director of the instituto Cervantes, said the rise of Spanish speakers was largely due to population growth.
David Fernandez Vitores, professor of Spanish language and literature at the university of alcara, emphasized in his speech that according to 2016 data, if we walk on the streets of the United States, we can find that 17.8% of people speak Spanish, and 70% of American families have the habit of speaking Spanish, which has been passed down from generation to generation. There are currently more than 40 million Spanish speakers in the United States, but within 10 years it will likely surpass the native Spanish population.
Spanish-speaking parts of the United States are conc…

Business Negotiations Skills & Strategies in China

The existing theories of business negotiation were originally formed in European and American countries. Most of the textbooks about business negotiation are mostly explanations and case descriptions of negotiation strategies, negotiation skills, negotiation pressure, etc., and their understanding and cases are mostly from the western world, with a westernized way of thinking. In China, we can't say that these theories are inappropriate and not suitable for the modern days, but the very unique social customs, business etiquettes and other characters in China further enriched the theories of business negotiation and connections. Some basic ideas are summarized as below.


I. Don't be Confined to the Business Itself
Business negotiations are mostly about the business activities between the customers and suppliers, such as the establishment of sales contracts, arrangements for mutual cooperation, business transactions and so on. Therefore, in the western concept, business is business…

A Rational Point-of-View is Recommendable About the Two-way Fluctuations of the RMB Yuan

The exchange rate of RMB Yuan has been going downwards since mid-June. In particular, during this period, the USD also experienced a series of decline, and the RMB exchange rate against the USD continued to depreciate, which significantly increased the market's concern about the trend of the RMB, and there was no lack of rumor of "Breaking 7". But July 3rd was bound to be a rough day. At one point in the morning, both onshore and offshore RMB fell below 6.7. Then Yi Gang, governor of the people's bank of China called out to the market to boost confidence. The RMB bounced back quickly in the afternoon, surging up about 700 points, and then delivered a series of important policy signals at the first meeting of the new finance committee in the evening. By 8 PM that day, the Yuan recovered 6.65 mark. Subsequently 4, 5, the RMB continues to stop the momentum of recovery.






A series of complex data are projected on the Chinese citizens. The most direct question is: will the t…

Is Machine Translation Truly Dependable Now? Don't Panic! Technologist and Linguists Got Something to Say

The day before yesterday, Microsoft announced that the machine translation it has developed has reached the level of human expertise in translating general news from Chinese to English. The first three days, Sogou launched travel translator treasure; It is said that next month, FlyTech will also launch a new translation machine.
Machine translation is a great progress for human beings. It enables people who are not good at foreign languages to go abroad easily and communicate smoothly. Some students even begin to imagine the days of "no more learning foreign languages".
So is machine translation really up to human expertise? Did you really learn your foreign language for nothing? Let's listen to the experts from ACE CHINESE TRANSLATION, a reputably famous language translation agency based in China, as they got some insights into this issue. 
In the myth of the tower of Babel, men banded together to plan a tower that would lead to heaven. God discovered that "if things …