Liu Zhencong, Liu Hui
School of English Language, Culture and Literature, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China
As a type of official government document, government white papers are issued by the government to set out facts and take a position on a major issue or an international concern, possessing the characteristics of timeliness, publicity, objectivity, and authenticity. Using the theory of functional equivalence as the theoretical basis and the white paper named Fighting COVID-19: China in Action, which was published on June 7, 2020, as the research data, this paper analyzes some translation methods and strategies used in the translation of the white paper from the lexical and the syntactic level, providing some theoretical references to it.
Government white paper, Functional equivalence theory, Translation, COVID-19
Liu Zhencong, Liu Hui. A Study on the Translation of the White Paper of the Chinese Government from the Perspective of the Functional Equivalence ——A Case Study of the Translation of Fighting COVID-19: China in Action. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 7: 70-76. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.040713.
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