Translating ‘The Economist’ Behind China’s Great Firewall

Andy Baio on a team of volunteers in China who translate the entirety of each week’s Economist, and publish the work as a PDF:

It’s an impressive example of online collaboration with simple tools, a completely non-commercial effort by volunteers interested in spreading knowledge while improving their English skills. In the process, they’re taking a political risk in translating controversial articles about their homeland behind the Great Firewall.

Thursday, 26 February 2009