There has been a lot of publicity lately about Beijing’s efforts to decrease the humor opportunities associated with their English translations. Errors abound, and while they often entertain tourists, in preparation for the Olympics, China wants to be taken more seriously.
ABC News: Chinese + English = Chinglish?
Chinese English = Chinglish?
In preparation for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Chinese are working to ensure that English-speaking tourists will be able to read their Chinese signs. The outcome, in many cases, is the fusion of both languages, which the Chinese call “Chinglish.”