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Driver/Interpreter

Hello,

I am looking to travel to Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shangai for business reasons. We are going to have a full schedule of visiting factories and manufacturers for our business all day every day for approx one week. As we don't have time for driving and language barriers I am wondering if anyone knows of a good driver/interpreter that knows what they are doing who can accompany us while there.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Driver/Interpreter

For Shenzhen check the ads here or place one: http://www.shenzhenparty.com/

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Huh??

if you are on business - you will be full time accompanied by english speaking company reps.

so i really don't understand the reason you ask this question.

something doesn't sound right here...

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It is not that simple.

In your case, i presumed that actually you need a driver, who usually is not able to take a role as an interpreter at the same time in mailand china.

A professional interpreter has to pass CATTI (ii) while the basic one has to pass CATT(i). If you do not mind the quality, usually your tour guide can be assist you.

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Skeggles - I wondered if they would have english speaking reps there but I wasn't 100% sure so thought it would be handy to have someone with us anyway. Judging by some of their emails I'm not sure sure how good their english is. If it is the case that they do have english speaking reps then problem solved! I guess I will find that out when I start to contact them all when I've got the dates of when we'll be there. We are just starting the business and its the first time dealing with anyone in China so we aren't sure exactly how it all works. I did speak to someone who travelled there to similar factories that we are going to visit and they said the needed an interpreter. So no reason to be suspicious, we just don't know what we are doing.

I have done a google search and can only find one company called Shenzhen Car Service who offer a car and english speaking driver and the option to hire interpreters aswell. I would rather have an english speaking driver rather than trying to catch taxi's to each factory. I was just wondering if there are any other companys other than this one.

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This is a good website to connect with expats living in Shenzhen. This is what I found in their "directory":

www.deltabridges.com/directory/19/business…

Another website specifically for expats is: http://www.shenzhenhao.com/

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Hi, did you find the right person? Maybe I can recommend someone for you. Please feel free to contact me at wxd222@gmail.com.

There's a very good website for expats in Shenzhen: www.shenzhenparty.com.

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you can find different cities guides/interpreter by http://www.synotrip.com

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