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Translation errors cause disputes over contract terms

Updated: 2012-03-23 08:04
By Zhou Wenting in Shanghai ( China Daily)

Translation errors cause disputes over contract terms

Some companies try to save money by hiring students instead of lawyers

Translation errors in key contract terms have been responsible for igniting disputes between Chinese and foreign companies, the Shanghai Maritime Court said on Thursday after reviewing archives in the past two years.

"Although such cases account for less than 5 percent of all cases, the avoidable mistakes brought about significant losses, especially to the Chinese side," said Ying Xinlong, president of the court.

Translation errors cause disputes over contract terms

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