Wang Chen, Chief of the Information Office of the State Council, recently suggested that China has a very large “culture deficit” in its international exchange and distribution of culture. Chinese culture’s international power of influence is significantly behind China’s current world position and level of economic development. He delivered a speech at the Sixth Members Conference of the Translators Association of China. Wang believes translators have the “glorious” mission to deliver on the Party’s call for the enhancement of China’s “soft power” and the improvement of China’s international influence.
Source: Xinhua, November 15, 2009