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... (audio or film) and where to find them? Has anyone come across any in archives or libraries anywhere? It would be interesting to see both the type and length of speech and how they were interpreted (for example to see if style and accuracy levels have changed in 50 years)

asked 25 Apr '17, 10:56

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edited 25 Apr '17, 10:57

Hi Andy, (1) Here's a short piece from the 1940s (probably around 1946-47) featuring the then-President of China, Chiang Kai-shek speaking through an interpreter. His "interpreter" is actually his foreign secretary.

(2) Another clip from 1972 when Richard Nixon visited China and proposed his toast.

I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but hope it's fun to watch. I'll send more in as I discover more!


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answered 29 Apr '17, 01:00

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Thanks Rony I have a look at those.

(03 May '17, 06:13) Andy
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