The Guardian has today begun publishing some of its news stories in Chinese to coincide with the launch a new China mini-site.
The “groundbreaking” new Mandarin service at guardian.co.uk/china brings together the Guardian’s coverage of the emerging superpower with material from Beijing-based news partner Danwei.
Translations are provided by Yeeyan, an online network of volunteers who select the stories from each day that are most likely to appeal to Chinese readers.
“The Guardian has a long and distinguished history of reporting on China, stretching back to Arthur Ransome’s dispatches from Shanghai in the 1920s,” the paper said today.
“Today a new chapter begins with the start of a groundbreaking project to publish a selection of Guardian stories in Chinese daily.”
The China mini-site will include video, audio and interactive guides produced by Beijing correspondent Tania Branigan, Asia environment correspondent Jon Watts and photographer Dan Chung.
“We will report on its politics, economy, social mores, imperilled environment and its changing place in the world and international relations – through the eyes of migrant workers, businesspeople, bloggers and officials,” the paper added.
“The Guardian’s team offers a more textured picture of modern China than any other British newspaper.”