Beijing wants to banish Chingrish before 2022 Winter Olympics
If Beijing really wants to impress foreigners it could try human rights.
BEIJING — As China prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, one goals is to clean up Beijing's ubiquitous Chingrish signs.
Some also pronounce the term as Chinglish, but true purists know how hard those "L's" can be for Asians, hence Chingrish.
Anyways, these English mistranslations can be found littered throughout the city in all types of public spaces and tourist attractions.
According to the Shanghaiist, a new English translation standard went into effect on Dec. 1, 2017.
Beijing's foreign affairs office says its examined more than 2 million Chinese characters on bilingual signs and deemed them to be Chingrish-free.
In April of this year, the government even launched a website to get locals to help in the clean up effort.
Asking Chinese people in China to help correct English signs? That must have worked fabulously.
According to China's Standardization Administration and General Administration of Quality Supervision, having proper signs will repair the country's image that may have been damaged by the mistranslated signs.
Yeah—that's probably the only thing damaging China's amazing image.
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