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Translation - English As the year comes to a close and winter thickens, another storm of change sweeps across the Asia-Pacific region. China's demarcation of an air defense identification zone in the East China Sea has incited a heated reaction from Japan and has successively pushed the United States, Japan and South Korea closer to a trial. At this sensitive moment in time, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's tour of East Asia largely serves to test the United States' "balancing act."
It should be observed that the dispute between China and Japan over the East China Sea air defense identification zone is merely a tactical dispute. The United States' chief strategic interests lie in how to coordinate its Asia-Pacific allies and seek an avenue for peaceful coexistence between China and the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific, thereby ensuring its dominant status in the region. America's “balancing act” in the Asia-Pacific is no easy task. It must focus on four key factors.
The first is the strategic balance between China and the United States. This is a matter of whether the two countries can realize the goal of building a new major power relationship. A strategic balance between China and the United States does not indicate that the two countries are equally matched, but rather questions how the U.S. and China can gain mutual satisfaction through mutual understanding. Preventing conflicts and controlling crises play especially critical roles in this question. To that end, while the United States is continuously pressuring and testing China, it will also seek to mitigate issues. This goal of mitigation, however, is not only intended to avoid conflicts, but also to develop principles that promote the systematization and transparency of bilateral relations. Although Biden will consider how to harmonize the conflicts between China and Japan on this visit, realizing the Sino-U.S. strategic balance will remain one of his major objectives. Sino-U.S. relations are wide-ranging and complex; there are many issues that need confronting. In addition to strengthening cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, China and the United States must join hands to combat many issues on a global scale. The two countries cannot lose sight of the big picture over a minor air defense identification zone incident.
The second is the balance between the U.S. and its Asia-Pacific allies. America's Asia-Pacific allies are the important backbone of its implementation of rebalancing in the Asia-Pacific. Nonetheless, the differences in strategic objectives and divergences in strategic interests between the U.S. and its allies have also led to incessant quarreling amongst themselves. Japan is using China's air defense identification zone demarcation to launch an attack, utilizing the old maxim "the crying baby gets the milk." On his visit to Japan, Biden will consider appeasement, but more importantly how to strengthen the United States’ allies, coordinate responses and thereby ensure stability in the East China Sea.
Simultaneously, the United States also intends to bring together its Asia-Pacific allies to strengthen cooperation, thus propelling the transformation of the U.S. and its allies into a fan-shaped net across the region. Among Northeast Asian countries, its cooperation with Japan and Korea is the most crucial. However, over the course of the past 60 post-war years, Korea and Japan have lacked sufficient internal power to strengthen security cooperation; the outlook is not promising. Aside from this, the United States must also coordinate with its allies on a multitude of other issues, including security and the economy. How to provide security appeasement in exchange for economic concessions presents further difficulties.
The third is the United States' internal strategic balance. The crux of the U.S. strategy to rebalance the Asia-Pacific lies in whether it can realize a balance between its own objectives, means and resources. Prior to this, Obama’s absence from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit due to domestic issues revealed that the United States is sometimes inadequate to the task of rebalancing the Asia-Pacific. That Biden's visit is focused on China, Japan and South Korea suggests that he is by no means making up for the regret of Obama's absence. Fundamentally, America's formidable strength is its cornerstone for the rebalancing of the Asia-Pacific. If the United States blindly persists in holding China as an opponent or an enemy, it will forfeit the strategic initiative in the implementation of balance. In fact, there are too many difficulties for the United States to cope with in rebalancing the Asia-Pacific. The majority of the issues lie within the United States itself and not within China; the U.S. must do some self-reflection.
The fourth is promoting the balance between China and the United States' Asia-Pacific allies. The United States' rebalancing risks are amplified in the face of China's accelerating development and its allies' increasing anxiety. On one hand, the United States will need to rely on its allies to implement rebalancing and push them to the forefront; on the other hand, the U.S. worries that in so doing it will accidentally set off an explosion between its allies and China, plunging everyone into a difficult predicament. Therefore, the United States’ interests in promoting balance between its allies and China are enormous. America plays the role of an honest broker to strengthen the dialogue and cooperation between its allies and China, integrating both sides and hedging risks. South Korea's recent deliberations on promoting strategic dialogue between China, the U.S. and Japan can be seen as a type of test; Biden's visit to Korea may thus strengthen consensus.
Chinese to English: Telecom Retail Company Landing Page General field: Tech/Engineering Detailed field: Retail
In 1998, Cyber Telecom opened the first mobile phone retail shop in Mong Kok. With its dedication to the mobile phone industry, outstanding professional knowledge, and high-quality service, Cyber Telecom has rapidly developed into a well-known Hong Kong mobile phone retailer. We are committed to providing quality brand mobile phones and accessories to our customer network with superior customer service to meet every customer's needs.
Cyber Telecom: Telecom without Borders
The design of Cyber Telecom's logo perfectly summarizes our overall business philosophy and vision for the telecommunications industry.
A period (.) represents communication.
A comma (,) represents limitlessness.
Disney blue generates feelings of closeness, harmony, warmth and vitality.
Taking "people" as the foundation, the overall image composition resembles a person speaking on the phone with a close friend.
Cyber Telecom's Mission and Drive
To exceed customers' expectations and enable greater shopping pleasure.
Work Hard, Learn Diligently, Have Courage to Change, Be Trustworthy & Reliable
To the Customer
The drive outlined above is the core culture of Cyber Telecom. It is not only the common value of our employees, but also the entire organisation's promise and practice. We hope that our employees' every word and deed will live up to our mission to "exceed customers' expectations and enable greater shopping pleasure."
For the Company
We are dedicated to developing the local telecom retail market, seeking to become an important player in the industry.
To our Employees
To grow with our employees, share our achievements, and provide fulfilling and worthwhile work.
10-Day Shopping Guarantee
The first 10-day no-fee exchange service in Hong Kong.Those who purchase a licensed mobile phone from Cyber Telecom can enjoy a 10-day no-fee exchange service (not including phones damaged by the user). The average company only provides a 7-day exchange period; with more protection, you can rest easy!
Mobile Phone Repair Consignment*
Any licensed mobile phone purchased from Cyber Telecom can enjoy our agent repair service to help save our customers money and energy; if needed, a temporary phone can be loaned to the user during the repair period.
*Each repair requires an administrative fee of $100 HKD
Free Phone Charging
When passing by one of our branches, Cyber Telecom customers can ask our store employees to help charge their phones if needed, completely free. Very convenient!
24-Month Tax-Free Period
To make your shopping more relaxed and enjoyable, we provide a tax-free period of up to 24 months for credit card payments from major banks including Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, Bank of China, Standard Chartered, and DBS.
Mobile Phone Trade-In Promotion
Our trade-in promotional price allows you to redeem your old phone's value towards purchasing a new one, helping you to be a shrewd consumer.
Prepaid Card Refill Service
We also provide a one-stop shop for refilling a variety of prepaid cards, taking care of all of our customers' needs.
Chinese to English: v-artivist blog landing page (artistic cooperative/community arts) General field: Art/Literary Detailed field: International Org/Dev/Coop
Translation - English V-ARTIVIST
Giving arts back to the people
Who is v-artivist?
We are v-artivist, those who practice self-cultivation through video and art.
We believe that
art is the creative expression of the relationship between individual and community,
so we dedicate ourselves to
giving arts back to the people
and people back to the arts.
Our email: v_artivist@ yahoo.com.hk
We believe artistic creation should:
• Be a part of life
• Display diverse grassroots aesthetics and unearth and re-expose the qualities of local culture
• Be popularized: remove barriers to ordinary residents’ awareness of artistic creation and access to its techniques and resources
• Encourage an attitude of mutual respect in artistic creation and appreciation
1) De-classification of creative directions: Integration of form and content
2) Expand the space and possibilities for exhibiting video art: Return to the site [of filming], neighbourhood screening rooms, and street-side televisions
3) Sustainable arts training
3.1) Workshops designed for the masses
3.2) Seed workshops
3.3) Improved accessibility to technical equipment (3A’s principle: AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE & APPLICABLE)
4) Expand capital for artistic development: TRUST, NETWORKING & RECIPROCITY
Our core ongoing projects include:
1) Grassroots Media Activities (Held annually):
Recruit young people to intern in grassroots organisations, experience the lifestyle, and report on the actual circumstances of ordinary people.
2) Community Documentary Screening Tour:
Bring local and global grassroots and social movement documentaries to different communities through organising screenings and director sharing sessions.
3) Local Independent Documentary Film Production
Long-term observation and follow-up of a community or event, to leave behind important historical testimony for Hong Kong society. Specific work includes Renewal TV, Raging Land in Taiwan, and an annually selected special topic.
4) Video Creation Workshops
Organised in grassroots communities and schools, providing opportunities for ordinary people to engage with creation and make media themselves! We have video workshops specifically designed for schools, teachers, and grassroots organisations and their employees, some of which are foundational video recording courses, others are topical workshops (e.g. relating to old districts, the poor, love, public education, human rights, etc.).
5) Video Appreciation Workshops
Organised at schools and local organisations in grassroots communities, aimed at assisting residents to improve their ability to read images, enhance their ability to appreciate video art and decode the truth and falsity of everyday TV and internet videos!
6) Seed Workshops
Train interested “assistant filmmakers” to popularize video and media. For those interested in organising education through artistic means for education groups/ community groups/ labour unions / focus groups, we share our experiences and teach/learn long-term joy.
7) Hong Kong Social Movement Film Festival (Annual Activity, Currently in its 14th Year)
Compile social documentaries from independent local and international creatives, organised every year from October to November.
But wait! If you’d like to learn more, you can browse our ongoing projects from the right-hand blog menu.
Chinese to English: Oriental Press Group Company Introduction General field: Bus/Financial Detailed field: Journalism
Oriental Press Group, registered in Hong Kong in August 1987, is the city's largest press organisation. Its publications include Oriental Daily, its flagship website orientaldaily.on.cc, and major web and mobile apps such as ontv, orientaldaily.on.cc, and Money 18.
The Group's independent reporting serves as a mouthpiece for the people, earning deep and longstanding respect from its readership. With the rapid development of information technology, the Group has advanced with the times to build on its foundations in printed media and invest in developing new media technology. The move utilizes an online platform to bring information to Chinese readers worldwide, bridging gaps across space and time.
Oriental Daily, founded in January 1969, has enjoyed 42 consecutive years from 1976-2018 as Hong Kong's highest selling and most widely read newspaper. It is truly "Hong Kong's Paper." Oriental Daily's news service is recognised for its unparalleled speed, accuracy, and rigour and boasts a broad, high-quality readership.
The Group's flagship website orientaldaily.on.cc, established in February 2000, enjoys the highest number of visitors out of Hong Kong's online news outlets. The website provides Chinese readers worldwide with diverse and far-reaching information: in addition to reading about current affairs, online readers can view Oriental Daily online, Oriental Daily News ePaper, Special Editions ePaper, Money 18, on Racing, on Football, on.cc Baby, and Property18. The websites offer diverse content, with an aim to allow users to stay globally informed.
ontv, released in March 2008, is a free online channel that produces distinctive programmes for its viewers, of which current affairs commentary and entertainment programmes are especially popular. ontv is dedicated to developing its sports broadcasting business, breaking the limits of web television.
Money 18 provides up-to-date financial information to netizens, making it one of Hong Kong's most visited finance reporting websites. Its rich content includes stock market quotations, financial news, property trading, and investment recommendations. Through keeping a finger to the pulse of the market with a formidable line-up of stock commentators, it enjoys wide popularity among investors.
Master's degree - Chinese University of Hong Kong
Years of translation experience: 9. Registered at ProZ.com: Nov 2010.
I have 5+ years of translation and editing experience for commercial clients in household goods, visual arts, and architecture, and 2+ years of experience in medical transcription work. I also provide discount services to graduate students and NPOs. A sometimes filmmaker and martial arts enthusiast with a background in government, creative media, and arts management, I have been a resident of China and Hong Kong for eight years.
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