Hello! My name is Dr. Michael Seamer, and I am the deputy CEO of the Institute of International Studies in Sydney, Australia.
TIIS, as we all know, is the sister organization of the Sydney Institute of Interpreting and Translating, again in Sydney, Australia. We are very excited that the Sydney Institute of Interpreting and Translating has been chosen as the test center for the Chinese Accreditation Test for Translators and Interpreters, International (CATTI International). And we will be one of the co-hosts of the China International English Examination for Children, CEC. We are looking forward to devoting ourselves to the promotion and organization of the test.
Now China serves as the Australia’s largest trading partner. And recent years has witnessed the establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between our two countries, with unprecedented breadth and depth of bilateral exchanges and cooperation across many fields. Now all of these achievements have relied on the importance of close global communication. And those global communications are based on and depend upon the skill and knowledge of language and cultural understanding of those people involved in the interpretation and translation process. In particular, it is the youth that represent the important pool of talents and the future of friendship between our two sides.
The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Australia, ushering in the new chapter of friendly exchanges between our two countries. Conducting the CEC test will play an important role in breaking down the language barriers in our international communications to build a new bridge of people-to-people exchange.
Now it is our responsibility to attract as many young people as possible to participate in the program to ensure that our international communication exchange is as productive as possible. It is the young people that will build a bright future for our bilateral arrangements.
Here is the Sydney Institute of Interpreting and Translating, we wish the CEC examination process the greatest success, thank you!