Chinese Variants

Country | RegionSpoken LanguageTranslated Language
Mainland ChinaMandarinSimplified Chinese
TaiwanMandarinTraditional Chinese
Hong KongCantoneseTraditional Chinese
SingaporeMandarinSimplified Chinese

Chinese Translators

STAR has extensive experience in Chinese translation. We have offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei and Taiwan. Our teams will translate your manuals, websites and marketing material to assist your international sales force in China and Taiwan. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 17100 quality certified.

If you are looking for professional Chinese translation services, we can deliver quality results for you. We deliver Chinese translations into virtually any file format. Our teams are experts in QuarkXPress, Adobe InDesign and FrameMaker, HTML, XML, AutoCAD DXF, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word, PDF, paper and fax translations.

Simplified Chinese or Traditional Chinese?

Did you know that there is more than one Chinese dialect? Which one do you need for your business?

We are often asked for Mandarin translation or Cantonese translation; however, the official spoken languages in the Republic of China (Taiwan, capital: Taipei) and the People’s Republic of China (Mainland China) is referred to as Mandarin Chinese.

The term Mandarin only refers to standard spoken Chinese, which is basically the same and mutually understandable in Taiwan and Mainland China. Although, there are different scripts used in different areas of Greater China.

Traditional Chinese is the script used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, whereas Mainland China and Singapore use Simplified Chinese.

Chinese Fonts

Chinese languages are written using Han ideographs. If you are developing a product for the Chinese market, you need to decide the best font to use in your documents. As a general rule, we recommend using SimSun. This is a variant on the Arial font and is unicode compliant.

Chinese Web design, Chinese translation services

What is the best Chinese font to use on your website?

Download our free e-book on Top 10 Tips for Chinese Web Design for the answer and other interesting tips. Written by our team, this e-book will help make your next Chinese website project a success.

We are often asked by customers if we can advise them on sourcing products from China; we’ve written an article on the subject of sourcing from China on our blog.


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