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Languages of China: Does Every Chinese City Speak Its Own Language?

Did you know that Chinese isn’t actually a language??

When we talk about ‘Chinese’, and how there are more than one billion Chinese speakers in the world, one might imagine one monolithic universally understood language.  However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.  ‘Chinese’ in fact refers to a family of languages that comprises at least seven different linguistic groups, each with various dialects and sub-dialects sitting under them.

Stéphane ChouryLanguages of China: Does Every Chinese City Speak Its Own Language?
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SIAL 2018 SHANGHAI Interpreting Service

Hi-COM was proud to be chosen to support GRAMAS FOOD INC. in their participation at SIAL SHANGHAI 2018, at the New International Exhibition Centre on May 16-19th, 2018.

The service included on-site business negotiation linguistic support and exhibition interpreting service in the language pairs: English/Chinese, Chinese/English, Chinese/Russian, Chinese/Turkish. English/Russian.

Stéphane ChourySIAL 2018 SHANGHAI Interpreting Service
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HI-COM provided simultaneous interpretation service for Press conference.

HI-COM provided a English-Chinese simultaneous interpretation service for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at Shanghai New International Expo Center on April 10th, 2018 for a Press conference – China CNC Machine Tool Fair.

We are very proud to be chosen to support the CNC Machine Tool fair 2018.

Stéphane ChouryHI-COM provided simultaneous interpretation service for Press conference.
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Chinese KOL – The 10 Social Media Platforms they use the most

Advice marketing is a hot topic in China. With all the production and fake import scandals (sometimes with lethal outcomes), consumers are not so trusting of official advertisements in China anymore. Instead they prefer to follow what other fellow consumers are saying and doing. As a result, providing advice to others has developed into a well-paid job and simply having an opinion has become a paid-for service. By forming a new type of marketing – Key Opinion Leader marketing (KOL marketing), China is now one of the most popular places for brands to use these types of services. Today we would like to talk about where to look for Chinese KOLs, the types of Social media platforms they use, and the best social media platforms out there for Chinese consumers, as well as answer the most frequently asked questions about those platforms.

Kate CHERNAVINAChinese KOL – The 10 Social Media Platforms they use the most
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3 Chinese KOLs in Beauty, Sport, Travel and Adventure In 2018

The blurred lines between work, play, socializing and doing business have brought significant changes to the daily lives of Westerners. However these changes have been even more starkly felt among China’s digitally connected demographic. For the first time in history, Chinese language users now outnumber English language users online and China is now the biggest smartphone market in the world. Chinese consumers are the most digital in the world and the impact this has had on traditional marketing methods has been immense. HI-COM took a look at how KOLs are leading the charge on China’s rapidly evolving world of social commerce.

Jennifer CALDER3 Chinese KOLs in Beauty, Sport, Travel and Adventure In 2018
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The Inside Word On ICOs, Bitcoin and Blockchain

At HI-COM, we work with many interesting people and companies doing fascinating things in the world. The latest wave of work crossing the desks of our translators is White Papers for ICOs, or Initial Coin Offerings.  We wanted to learn a bit more so we sat down with one of our clients, the Singapore-headquartered crypto startup BANCA, to ask them some probing questions about cryptocurrency, blockchain technology, and their ICO plans: how, why and when?

Jennifer CALDERThe Inside Word On ICOs, Bitcoin and Blockchain
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