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December 6, 2018

Beijing to remove signs with poor translations before Winter Olympics

 

Authorities in Beijing are now ramping up efforts to remove public signs with poorly translated English ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics, state media said. The city-wide correction campaign has been targeting mind-boggling public notices that are marred with spelling and grammatical errors, as well as offensive language, including ‘F**k Vegetables’ instead of ‘Dried Vegetables’ on a sign in a supermarket aisle and ‘Exit for Racist Park’ instead of ‘Ethnic Minorities Park’ on a highway. Beijing’s foreign affairs office has vetted the English translations of more than two million Chinese characters on signs and notices in the capital city since a national standard took effect on December 1 last year, Xinhua news agency reported.

 

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