8 Apr 2015

Samoa weekly publishes news in Chinese

11:05 am on 8 April 2015

A weekly newspaper in Samoa has published local news translated into Chinese for the benefit of the local working Chinese community.

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Photo: RNZ / Mary Baines

The Samoa Today newspaper owned by a local construction company has been re-launched since it was opened for business less than six months ago with local news published in three languages including Samoan, English, and Chinese.

Our correspondent in Apia reports the change has come because of the growing number of Chinese people working in several construction companies in the country who need to understand what's happening around Samoa.

It is the first time a local newspaper has been published in another language apart from English and Samoan.

A Chinese volunteer is helping with translation at the newspaper.