China sets standards for translation services
( 2003-12-05 14:36) (Xinhua)
authority has recently issued a set of voluntary standards for translation
services, which defines the responsibilities of translation service providers.
Published in both Chinese and English, the set of standards set forth a
six-month guarantee period after delivery of the translations. During this
period, the providers are held responsible for the quality of their translations
and must compensate their clients for substandard products.
The regulation also defines the legal responsibilities of translation
providers in maintaining the secrecy of the contents of the translation.
This is China's first national regulation on translation services and the
second of its kind in the world, according to sources with the State Commission
for Administration of Standardization, which approved the issuance of the set of
Demand for translation services is surging in China as it further integrates
into the world economy.