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Post time 2018-3-19 14:44:02 |Display all floors
4. Please replace "Saint" / "Sheng" with "sacred city".

"Saint' mostly refers to a person, though some places in Europe and America are commonly named with "Saint", i.e. Saint Louis. They are mostly christened in honour of a devoted Christian.
Here's the definition of "saint" from online Cambridge Dictionary.  

[ C ] written abbreviation St (the title given to) a person who has received an official honour from the Christian, especially the Roman Catholic, Church for having lived in a good and holy way. The names of saints are sometimes used to name places and building

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Post time 2018-3-19 14:52:04 |Display all floors
5. The original Chinese text claims " THREE YELLOWs & One Sacred Place" are celebrated home and abroad.
Being native Chinese, I never ever heard about this at all before I read this thread and searched it from the Internet just now. That sounds like embarrassingly self-aggrandising.







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Post time 2018-3-19 14:55:11 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-3-19 17:29

6. If the piece is about the promotion of your company/business, it would be better to remove those words involving about politics from the writing. For example, the sacred cradle of revolution, anti-Japanese Invasion War, etc.
My confucius! Unto business the things which are bussiness'; and unto faith the things that are faith's. Please always bear this in mind.  


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Post time 2018-3-19 20:16:32 |Display all floors
Yan'an is a com mu ni st base of re vo lu tion, that is for sure and nothing to be shy of, it is  history, and even Westerners know more about it than most of Chinese, "Red Star Over China" is whose writing?
English writing is for more people who do not know local languages to know local things, Westerners are only part of this huge audience, considering Europe and America now face with a lot of domestic problems like refugees of Syria, we could even ignore their contribution to the development of China's tourism.

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Post time 2018-3-26 10:19:59 |Display all floors
zhihu1 Post time: 2018-3-19 14:52
5. The original Chinese text claims " THREE YELLOWs & One Sacred Place" are celebrated home and abro ...

OK, you may be a post-90, so it is no surprise for you to be ignorant of such a holy place of communist revolution and it has nothing to do with whether you are a native Chinese or Shaanxi aboriginal or not.

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Post time 2018-3-26 11:40:43 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-3-26 11:42

without saying
errors in your translation.

Typos for the post of mine above.

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Post time 2018-4-5 22:02:15 |Display all floors
zhihu1 Post time: 2018-3-19 14:09
a Chinese communist party revolution base in Anti-Japanese War
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How about the following version: China's anti-Japanese aggression war

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