China Retaliates Against The US

While at the China Visa office yesterday to pick up my Visa, I came across a notice next to the pick up windows written in both Chinese and English. The English part says

In retaliation to the US increasing the cost of a Visa to Chinese citizens to $100, we will be increasing our Visa cost to US citizens.

Now retaliation is a very strong word and one might say the person who translated that message use the wrong word – he really meant to use “In response”. However, when dealing with China, you never know! I’m wouldn’t have been surprised if they add “So there!” at the end.

2 thoughts on “China Retaliates Against The US”

  1. Marco says:

    Blame it on the translators. I think they translated it directly – as they always do. Just as you translate something on Babelfish, the end result may seem too formal, harsh or doesn’t make sense in context.

  2. Stephen says:

    “In Retaliation to John, we will close our office and go for lunch as he tries to pick up his VISA. We will also be late coming back.”


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