The 8th National Congress of TAC convened in Beijing
May 25, 2022
The 8th National Congress of the Translators Association of China (TAC) was convened in Beijing on 1 April 2022. Mr Lyu Yansong, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Mr Du Zhanyuan, president of China International Communications Group (CICG), Mr Zhou Mingwei, president of TAC from 2015 to 2022, and Mr Kevin Quirk, president of the International Federation of Translators (FIT), addressed the opening ceremony. Some 450 TAC members and representatives from government departments, enterprises, institutions, universities and the translation industry participated in the Congress online or offline.
The 8th National Congress of TAC
During the Congress, TAC's members deliberated on and approved the TAC work report by Mr Zhou Mingwei, as well as the revised version of the association's regulation. The Congress also elected a new leadership of TAC with Mr Du Zhanyuan as the president and Mr Gao Anming, chairman of the Joint Committee of the Asia-Pacific Translation and Interpreting Forum (APTIF), as the executive vice president and secretary general.
TAC President Du Zhanyuan addresses the 8th National Congress of TAC
The 2022 Report on Development of Translation and Language Service Industry, 2022 Report on Development of Translators and Interpreters and 5 sets of industry standards and specifications were released at the Congress.
To recognise major contributions by individual translators to exchanges between Chinese and foreign cultures, cultural exchanges among diversified ethnic groups and the whole translation service industry, the Congress also highlighted presentation of several prominent awards in the sector, among which are "Lifetime Achievement Award", "Senior Translator Award" and "Translating-China Foreign Translator Award".