HKTS – Hong Kong Translation Society


Incorporated in October 1971, the Hong Kong Translation Society is a non-profit making professional body with the object to enhance the standard and professionalism of translation (both oral and written) in Hong Kong. It became a registered charitable organization with the Hong Kong Government in 1991 on the grounds of education promotion. It has become a member association of the Translators Association of China since 1986 and of the Federation Internationale des Traducteurs since 1988.
The Society celebrated its 20th anniversary in 1991, with a spectacular piano recital by Fou Ts'ong, world renowned master pianist of Chinese origin. This gave rise to the institution of a HK$400,000 "Memorial Fund" - in dedication to modern Chinese translation guru Fou Lai - further consolidating its support to translation activities in Hong Kong.
There is no doubt that Hong Kong will continue to play a major role in the international world of business and communication, as well as occupying a key position in South-East Asia. High-level translators and interpreters will continue to be in great demand if Hong Kong is to remain an effective bridge between China and
the rest of the world. The Hong Kong Translation Society enjoys a tax exempt status granted by the Inland Revenue Department of Hong Kong under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (English version/Chinese version). It is wholly committed to its continual contribution to the cause of translation in Hong Kong.


To provide opportunities for sharing and exchange, talks and seminars on translation and language related themes are held from time to time; a bulletin, a refereed
journal and a members' directory are published regularly.
The Hong Kong Translation Society Scholarships under commercial sponsorship were established in 1991 to recognize academic achievements of translation students and promote translation as a discipline in recognized local tertiary institutions.
The Society conducted its own Diploma and Advanced Diploma examinations from 1991 to 1995, specifically designed to be exacting, practical tests of translating and
interpreting at undergraduate and graduate levels, offering opportunities to capable persons lacking formal qualifications.


HK$5,000.00 Life Member (one-off payment)
One-year membership
HK$500.00 Ordinary Member
HK$500.00 Corresponding Member
HK$500.00 Associate Member
HK$300.00 Student Member

Contact Information

HKTS - Hong Kong Translation Society
P.O. Box 20186, Hennessy Road, Post Office
Hong Kong

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