There is more than the Chinese language in China!!

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China is the world’s most populated country with an annual growth rate of 0.59%, in 2017 the population stood at 1,409,517,397 people which increased to 1,415,045,928 meaning they currently hold 18.54% of the world population.

China is a very diverse country in terms of ethnicity and race. There are currently more than fifty distinct groups. The largest percentage of those being Han (91.6%), followed by Zuhang (1.27%), Hui (0.79%) and Manchu (0.78%). The Uyghurs (0.76%), Maio (0.71%) and Yi (0.65%) people also account for a large number of people in China.

Geographic Information:

China is the third largest country in the world by landmass covering a whopping 9.6 million square kilometers. It boasts a coastline of 18,000 kilometers and is bordered by 14 other countries. It’s capital Beijing sits in the northeastern part of the country.

China is home to numerous iconic locations which attract millions of tourists every year. Some of the most notable attractions include; The Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, The Terracotta Warriors Museum, Dujiagyan Panda Base and even Mount Everest!

There is more than just Chinese in China!!

China is home to more than seven linguistic groups consisting of hundreds of dialects and accents. The most used language is Mandarin followed by Wu, Gan, Xiang Min, Hakka and Yue.

China is the World’s Second Largest Economy:

China has an impressive GDP growth of 6% which is set to increase to 6.5% before the end of 2018. Their currency is the Yuan (CNY ¥) and currently, $1 USD will get you ¥6.33 CNY.

China is one of the world’s biggest exporters, as of 2018, here are their top 10 export groups:

  1. Electrical machinery, equipment: US$599 billion (26.4% of total exports)
  2. Machinery including computers: $382.9 billion (16.9%)
  3. Furniture, bedding, lighting, signs, prefab buildings: $89.8 billion (4%)
  4. Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $73.6 billion (3.2%)
  5. Knit or crochet clothing, accessories: $72 billion (3.2%)
  6. Optical, technical, medical apparatus: $70.6 billion (3.1%)
  7. Plastics, plastic articles: $70.6 billion (3.1%)
  8. Vehicles: $67.4 billion (3%)
  9. Articles of iron or steel: $57.3 billion (2.5%)
  10. Toys, games: $55.3 billion (2.4%)

China’s Top Trading Partners:

China has many trade agreements with countries for their wide variety of exportable products. Here are their top 15 trading partners according to World Stop Exports:

  1. United States: US$431.7 billion (19% of total Chinese exports)
  2. Hong Kong: $281 billion (12.4%)
  3. Japan: $137.4 billion (6%)
  4. South Korea: $102.8 billion (4.5%)
  5. Vietnam: $72.1 billion (3.2%)
  6. Germany: $71.2 billion (3.1%)
  7. India: $67.9 billion (3%)
  8. Netherlands: $67.3 billion (3%)
  9. United Kingdom: $57 billion (2.5%)
  10. Singapore: $45.7 billion (2%)
  11. Taiwan: $43.9 billion (1.9%)
  12. Russia: $43.1 billion (1.9%)
  13. Malaysia: $42 billion (1.8%)
  14. Australia: $41.6 billion (1.8%)
  15. Thailand: $38.8 billion (1.7%)

Professional Chinese Translation Services:

Established in 2009 SEAtongue has become the leader in the Asian translation industry. We have many years of experience in delivering Chinese translation and localization services to the biggest multinational companies across the globe. Click here to find out more about our services.

SEAtongue is Exhibiting at The Tcworld Conference 2018!

Join SEAtongue at Stand Foyer, as part of the Asian Pavilion in this exciting tcworld conference.

Held in Stuttgart, Germany between 13th and 15th November 2018, it is the largest industry event for technical communication and welcomes companies from a wide range of industries who appreciate the value of good technical communication in business success. Having industry leaders from all over the world, the event will be a prime opportunity for networking, strengthening partnerships and meeting potential customers.

The conference has a focus on current key issues within technical communication and there will be impressive discussions surrounding these topics including but not limited to:

  • Content Strategies
  • Content design, organize and standardize
  • Information products – User-Friendly
  • Develop and apply terminology
  • Optimize production processes
  • Visual design
  • Translation and Localization
  • Quality Assurance
  • Information Logistics

A full list of topics can be found at the conference programme site: https://conferences.tekom.de/home/

Since being founded in 2009, SEAtongue has grown to be a leading translation company in Asia.  With bases in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines and in-house linguists across Asia, it provides client-centered reliable services delivered by local experts at competitive prices. SEAtongue offers a comprehensive one-stop localization service that includes translation, software/website localization, desktop publishing and software testing. Its production team has proven experiences in a wide array of industries with easy access to a large local network of linguists in Asia.

Following a successful exhibition at the last year’s tcworld conference, SEAtongue’s Senior Account Manager Dr. Chiho Shiiyma said, “We are happy to be part of this value-added conference again this year. We look forward to exchanging knowledge and gaining new opportunities as well as sharing the results of our machine translation tests for Asian languages at our presentation.”

The event is organized by tcworld GmbH and Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation and will be held at the International Conference Centre next to the Stuttgart Airport.

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

SEAtongue is Exhibiting At LocWrold36 Tokyo 2018

 

Asian language specialists set to take part in a prestigious digital conference

The language experts at SEAongue are eagerly awaiting the upcoming Locworld36 conference in Tokyo, exploring the changing needs of the digital space – and what this means for companies and consumers.

As experts and market leaders in Asian languages, translation and localization services, SEAtongue knows all about clear communication, and the difference this can make in business. As the company expands its current base of operations to include Japan, the firm intends to increase team productivity and stay ahead of the pack in Japanese translations.

The Locworld36 conference looks set to be the best yet, with a theme based on ‘Digital Transformation’ and how companies can rise to the challenges they currently face as a result. From designing better user experiences to exploring the way the digital world is changing business and society for good, the conference will look at how workers in the localization space can learn and grow from the challenges they face to forge ahead with stronger and more future-proof organizations.

For SEAtongue, it’s a natural progression to exhibit at the event, offering the company a chance to meet with other professionals facing similar challenges and opportunities head-on.

“We are greatly looking forward to exhibiting at the LocWorld36 event in Tokyo,” says SEAtongue Managing Director Mac Sallam. “This move represents our strong ties with the Japanese market, which will only grow stronger following our upcoming expansion and development in this area.”

SEAtongue will be exhibiting at booth no. 110 at the LocWorld36 event. For more information on the event and venue, check the website at https://locworld.com/events/locworld36-tokyo-2018/ or to find out more about  SEAtongue, head to the official website at https://seatongue.com/

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

 

SEAtongue Awarded ISO 17100 For Language Services

SEAtongue, a key player in the Asian translation industry, is proud to announce that it has achieved ISO 17100 certification from the leading International Testing Organisation, following an independent audit. The latest development confirms that the company has met uniform global standards for its translation services and certifies its first-class approach for quality of service, delivery requirements, translator evaluation and producing superior translated content for its clients.
SEAtongue is proud to have successfully passed these stringent auditing procedures and is confident that the certification will bolster continued growth across its client base from 2018 onwards. The new certification confirms the company as an established global player in the world of technical translation and will reassure current and prospective clients that they will receive the very best in Asian translation and localization services.

At the heart of any translation service provider are its translators, revisers and proof-readers but the new standard goes beyond this. It also spells out the necessary administrative, technical and IT resources and conditions that directly influence the quality and delivery of translation services. It provides a global standard and replaces the previous European standard for translation services, EN 15038:2006.

For clients just entering the overseas markets and companies who appreciate the value of good technical communication in business success, the new ISO standard will allow them to apply a fast and effective initial filter in selecting a foreign language provider to translate their product software and documentation: to only utilize translation services producers that are verified ISO 17100 compliant by an independent standards company.
SEAtongue has over 9 years’ experience in delivering high-quality translation and localization services across the world and works with a range of industries and high-profile brands requiring Asian translation services. These include Microsoft, Dell, IBM, Nokia, Samsung, Ford, Honda, BMW, Mitsubishi, Bosch Siemens, Schindler, Epson, Nikon, Toshiba and Sony. The company’s expertise covers a range of industries including telecommunication, automotive, consumer, life sciences, business, manufacturing and many more.

The company works with all global markets and its Asian translation and localization services are based in the heart of Asia giving them excellent access to native resources. The company also offers specialist localization elements to its translation services at competitive prices, and at fast turnaround times.

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

Insights On Reaching Asian Market

Economic growth and the diversity of the Asian market mean that business opportunities are aplenty in the region. Leading translation firm SEAtongue is set to share its insights and tips on how to reach consumers and businesses alike across the continent at the eagerly anticipated LocWorld33 conference in Shenzhen, China. As an exhibitor at the prestigious event booth 13, SEAtongue will be on hand to offer advice on translation and localization to delegates during the event.

SEAtongue’s strong presence at the LocWorld33 conference marks the company’s ambitious growth plans in 2017. As leaders in the industry for Asian translation, the firm has made plans to start a new production office in China this year to better serve their global client base and support different time zones, offering customers an even higher level of service than they already experience.

Egle Aoki, Sales and Account Manager at SEAtongue, said, “The Asian market is booming and offers huge potential for businesses across a wide variety of sectors, especially consumer goods, information technology, and infrastructure. Attending LocWorld33 is just the first step in our 2017 plans that will see a greater boost to our Chinese operations, allowing us to support even more customers with their ambitions to grow and reach new audiences. We’re looking forward to meeting attendees at the conference and to share our expertise on localization and translation.”

SEAtongue has established 8 years ago and its approach to customer service, quality of work, and project management skills mean the firm has fast built up a reputation for exceeding client expectations. The team supports businesses around the world to reach the Asian market and take advantage of the opportunities within the region.

LocWorld33 Shenzhen kicks off on February 28th, 2017 and will run to March 2nd, 2017 at the Marco Polo Shenzhen. The must-attend event gives businesses and localization experts the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies, upcoming trends, network with industry leaders, and much more. Among the keynote speeches and seminars at the event is a look at how Chinese consumers have transformed the region and where it’s heading next, the future of language services under artificial intelligence, and how to plan a global content strategy. The combination of insight, networking opportunities, and high-quality exhibitors means that LocWorld conferences have become an essential fixture on the calendars of localization professionals.

To find out more about SEAtongue, please visit SEAtongue.com

To view and learn more about LocWorld33 Shenzhen, please visit locworld.com/events/locworld33-shenzhen-2017/.

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SEAtongue is industry leaders in the Asian translation sector and offers unmatched resources when it comes to in-country and in-house native Asian linguists. A client-focused approach, competitive prices, and fast turnaround time have all led SEAtongue to build an impressive reputation among global businesses since launching in 2009.

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

SEAtongue is Exhibiting At The Tcworld Conference 2016!

Join SEAtongue at Stand Foy03, as part of the Asian Pavilion in this exciting tcworld conference.

Held in Stuttgart, Germany between 8th and 10th November 2016, it is the largest industry event for technical communication and welcomes companies from a wide range of industries who appreciate the value of good technical communication in business success. Having industry leaders from all over the world, the event will be a prime opportunity for networking, strengthening partnerships and meeting potential customers.

The conference has a focus on current key issues within technical communication and there will be impressive discussions surrounding these topics including but not limited to:

  • API Developer Documentation
  • DITA Forum
  • AR (Augmented Reality)
  • IN Intelligent Information
  • Language Technology

A full list of topics can be found at the conference programme site: http://conferences.tekom.de/tcworld16/conference-program/conference-program/

Since being founded in 2006, SEAtongue has grown to be a leading translation company in Asia.  With bases in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines and in-house linguists across Asia, it provides client-centered reliable services delivered by local experts at competitive prices. SEAtongue offers a comprehensive one-stop localization service that includes translation, software/website localization, desktop publishing and software testing. Its production team has proven experiences in a wide array of industries with easy access to a large local network of linguists in Asia.

Following a successful exhibition at the last year’s tcworld conference, SEAtongue’s Senior Account Manager Dr. Chiho Shiiyma said, “We are happy to be part of this value-added conference again this year. We look forward to exchanging knowledge and gaining new opportunities as well as sharing the results of our machine translation tests for Asian languages at our presentation.”

The event is organized by tcworld GmbH and Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation and will be held at the International Conference Centre next to the Stuttgart Airport.

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

 

SEAtongue Will Be Present At The Clinical Trials Innovation Program (CTIP) 2016

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; June 21st, 2016– SEAtongue, a leading provider of translation and localization services to the Clinical Trials industry, will participate in the “CLINICAL TRIALS INNOVATION PROGRAM” event that will take place at Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg Airport, in Hamburg Germany, on June 27-28, 2016.

The event gathers together more than 500 professionals. CTIP duly focuses on bringing together industry luminaries from Pharma/Biotech industries providing the key insights of clinical trials challenges and their solutions by engaging the attendees in stimulating presentations, interactive case studies and panel discussions.

The event program is available at: http://worldbil.com/CTIP/

The event is organized by the World Business Intelligence, one of the world’s expert providers and promoters of strategic conferences, professional trainings, business-to-business congresses and online information.

Mrs. Chiho Shiiyama, SEAtongue’s Senior Account Manager will be actively interacting with the participating members from the scientific community and Clinical Trials industry, sharing knowledge an exchanging expertise and innovative ideas.

About SEAtongue:

SEAtongue, a leader in the field of Asian language translation, offers unmatched customer-oriented translation services with highly-qualified in-country, in-house linguists. We listen to our customers, discuss with them a solution to the issues they are facing, and provide services tailored to meet their specific goals and requirements. Over the past 10 years, we have built a team of carefully selected medical translators and are constantly improving our quality-assurance measures. Moreover, we support all time zones, ensuring fast communication with our customers around the world. We have been focusing on medical translation, including the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical research, medical devices and other healthcare-related content. Our one-stop solution will help you save your time and minimize translation costs, enabling you to focus more on your core business.

 

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

SEAtongue is Exhibiting At LocWrold30 Tokyo 2016

SEAtongue is a leading player in the Asian translation industry with over 10 years of experience in delivering quality translations. With strategically located offices in Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan, SEAtongue will participate in the LocWorld30 conference, scheduled from the 13th to the 15th of April 2016, at the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; April 8th2016

SEAtongue will exhibit at the Starlight hall, booth no. 2, in the upcoming LocWorld30 conference to be held from the 13th to the 15th of April 2016 at the Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

LocWorld is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management. Attendees are the professionals responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace. With a specific emphasis on global business, the conference provides an opportunity for the exchange of high-value information in the language and translation services and technologies market.

The conference program is available at: http://locworld.com/events/locworld30-tokyo-2016/

People attend LocWorld for many reasons and sometimes there’s nothing like seeing and hearing for yourself what people like best and what topics they believe will be of interest to others.

“It is so interesting meeting people from all over the world and talking about how we could potentially work together” Said Ms. Chiho Shiiyama, Senior Account Manager, SEAtongue.

SEAtongue offers a wide range of services, including translationdesktop publishinglocalizationsoftware testing and localization engineering just to mention a few. The team at SEAtongue consists of experienced in-house translators, project managers, quality control experts and localization engineers.

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

SEAtongue Is Exhibiting At TCWORLD Conference 2015

SEAtongue, a leading Asian translation and localization company is going to participate in the annual tcworld conference that is scheduled from the 10th of November 2015 to the 12th of November 2015 to be held at the ICS International Congress Center in Stuttgart, Germany.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; November 6 2015
SEAtongue will exhibit at booth no. 6C as part of the Asian pavilion group in the upcoming annual tcworld conference to be held from 10 November 2015 to 12 November 2015 at the ICS International Congress Center in Stuttgart, Germany. The 2015 tcworld conference is organized by tcworld GmbH and Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V. (The German professional association for Technical Communication).
The annual tcworld conference is the largest world event and marketplace for technical communication. Visitors to the conference discover a broad and deep range of topics in the field of technical communication, from DITA and user assistance to content management and mobile documentation, as well as to localization and language technology. Moreover, attendees will benefit from the adequate time allocated for networking and fair visits.

Another focus at the conference will be the creation of technical information adapted to the development and production of technical goods. The 2015 annual tcworld conference delegates will include technical communication experts, translation companies and documentation professionals from various backgrounds based in European and overseas markets. It is no wonder that the 2015 annual tcworld conference is considered an absolute must for all companies that provide services and software pertaining to technical communication.

The full conference program is available at: http://conferences.tekom.de/tcworld15/conference-program/conference-program/ 

SEAtongue is a leading player in the Asian translation industry with over 10 years of experience in delivering quality translations. With strategically located offices in Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan, SEAtongue offers a wide range of services including translationdesktop publishinglocalizationsoftware testing and help engineering just to mention a few. The team at SEAtongue consists of experienced in-house translators, project managers, quality control experts and engineers. “The 2015 tcworld conference is another value added conference that we are happy to be part of as it will allow us to exchange knowledge and explore new opportunities,” commented Mrs. Chiho Shiiyama, Senior Account Manager, SEAtongue. “We will be part of the Asian pavilion group exhibiting at booth no. 6C.”

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com

 

How To Choose Your Japanese Translator

 

  • History of Japanese Language

Japanese is an East Asian language spoken by more than 125 million speakers around the world.

Although Japanese was originally only spoken in Japan, it is now spoken outside. Japanese emigrant communities are found everywhere: Brazil, the United States, Peru, Argentina, Australia, Canada – especially in Vancouver – and the Philippines.

There are more than dozens of dialects that are spoken in Japan; this is due to many factors, including the length of time the archipelago has been inhabited, its mountainous island terrain, and Japan’s long history of both external and internal isolation.

That is why there are many aspects to consider when seeking a Japanese translator and here are some points just to get you started:

  • Make a Thorough Research

Whenever you’re seeking Japanese translation services you need to conduct a massive search about your Japanese translator. You can conduct this search using the internet to find out the best providers of the Japanese translation services. Reviews and client referrals will give you a hint on how to choose the best Japanese translator.

  • Search for Proof of Services

A good Japanese translator will have different services to provide. You should search for the proof of service that a Japanese language provider can offer: the bigger the pool the much greater service you will get. Also search for their field of specialties, whether it medical, legal, IT. The more complex the field of specialty, the more likely that this supplier is a good one.

  • Always Choose Quality Over Cost

A good quality translator will have a much better impact on your Japanese audience rather than price, so you have to search for a Japanese translator that has very solid and good background in providing top of the notch Japanese translation services.

  • Search for Native Japanese translators

Make sure that your Japanese translation is done by natives as natives will save you lots of problems when it comes to quality cultural issues.

Here at SEAongue we’ve done the entire search for you and you don’t have to look any further. We’ve brought to you the best Japanese translators under one roof: SEAtongue. We have the expertise in all industry fields and not to mention the best quality of Japanese translation services.

SEAtongue is a leader in the field of into culture localization and translation for the Asian markets. Our services provide a bridge between our clients and the most rapidly developing regions in Asia.

Find out more about our Japanese translation services today and get a free quote.

For more information, please contact:

Hameed Abusaada
Marketing Executive
4810-02-41, CBD Perdana 2,
Cyber 12, Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel:+60386885642
hameed@seatongue.com