Hong Kong government urged to create a list of foreign languages for interpretation services after ombudsman probe

The Hong Kong government was urged to improve its interpretation services by adding Chinese dialects into a database alongside other foreign languages, after the city’s ombudsman found the lack of these hindered people’s access to public services.The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau will also play a role as a coordinator to compile a database of freelance or outsourced foreign language interpreters, who could be hired across different government bureaus and departments, Ombudsman…


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