Category Archives: Economics & Society

#China’s Great Wall No Longer Stops Invaders.

By John Kirk A fat business man parked his Range Rover right across the pedestrian crossing as we approached. I pointed out the selfishness of this as we detoured around his two tons of expensive male jewellery, but he just smiled … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Professional #Interpreter?

In the beginning of 2014, an agency I did occasional interpreting work for emailed me with an attachment titled Resolutions for Interpreters. That’s a first, I thought. No other agency has done anything of the like. Curious, I took a … Continue reading

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#Review: China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power

My Rating: 4 Stars  Hardly an easy job to review a book about China, a country so incredibly massive and so full of confusions and contradictions, but writing it must be way harder and more challenging. If you approach an … Continue reading

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An Interpreter’s Day at a Magistrates’ Court – “Land of Hope”

Central Magistrates Court stood magnificently on John Street, a landmark building in the city centre. Built in 1891, it was one of the great architectural and sculptural achievements, in Pearl’s view. Her Majesty Queen Victoria was seated above the main … Continue reading

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