A list of Chinese-English translation sites
Below is a list of sites that translate Chinese media and online opinion. It’s inevitably incomplete, so please suggest additions in the comments section:
Chinascope: Very low-key but constantly provides material not found on the English internet.
China Analysis: Smart issue briefs based on Chinese sources, produced by the from the European Council on Foreign Relations. Download their excellent collection of essays by leading Chinese thinkers, China 3.0.
China Brief: the Jamestown Foundation’s fortnightly journal of 4-5 analytical essays based on Chinese sources.
China Copyright & Media: an incredible compendium of translated official documents related to politics and ideology, both past and present.
China Media Project: David Bandurski at Hong Kong University provides a regular stream of the most important issues in the Chinese official media.
Global Voices China: Part of a world-wide network focusing on human rights, rule of law and social justice issues.
China Digital Times: China-related hard news from the English and Chinese internet, with some original translations. Especially useful is the Ministry of Truth section, which translates leaked Propaganda Ministry edicts. CDT’s Grass Mud Horse Lexicon is probably the most up-to-date and comprehensive Chinese internet glossary.
China Dialogue 中外对话: Fully bilingual environmental news portal edited by respected journalist Isabel Hilton.
The China Story: An indispensable repository of information on Chinese thought, politics and culture, from the Australian Centre on China in the World.
Tea Leaf Nation: US-based China news site with a focus on China’s social media. Now a channel at Foreign Policy.
Marco Polo Project: A broad, user-driven array of writings from the Chinese internet.
ChinaHush: Entertaining and shocking stories from the Chinese internet.
An Optimist’s Guide to China: Translations of important official Chinese media articles by a talented American journalist.
Offbeat China: Online buzz, fun stories and insights from the Chinese internet. [On hiatus since January 2015]
ChinaGeeks: Translates in-depth articles and blog posts, and provides intelligent commentary, especially on internet-opinion related issues. [On hiatus since Feb 2013, but archives are full of great stuff]
ESWN: The original Chinese-English translations blog. Layout takes a bit of getting used to, but worth the effort. [More sporadic these days, but always worth reading, and the archives are a goldmine]
Ministry of Tofu: Established in October 2010 with the aim of boosting understanding between China and the rest of the world through translation. Run by Chinese journalist Jing Gao. [On hiatus since October 2013]
Please add any other suggestions in the comments section.