Home away from home is a collection of the unique stories written by foreigners in China and compiled by Master Translations Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “MTS”), Babel Tower Translation Service Co., Ltd. and Moze (Beijing) Technology Communication Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Moze”), aiming to explore the unique stories of approximately 100 foreign friends who came to China from all over the world. These stories give them a chance to express their feelings (curiosity and loss due to cultural shock), their experiences in overcoming differences, and various things that might have happened e.g. “interesting moment” and “embarrassing moment” in their studies, work and travel.
A two-night stay for two people at a fabulous hotel on Gulangyu Island, a national 5A scenic spot and a world cultural heritage in Xiamen. The hotel rooms are equipped with queen beds (or twin beds) with a panoramic view of the sea. There are also well-known spots such as Sunlight Rock, Wanguo Architecture (former site of embassies and consulates), “Meet Love around the Corner” and other new hot attractions on the Island. Here you may enjoy the sea breeze, a leisurely walk, watch ebb and flow of the tide, listen to the waves hitting the rocks, feel the sound like a great bell, cross the unique natural and historical scenery, and even “meet love around the corner”. So, what are you waiting for?
2. Tea Culture Products
Prizes worth 688 yuan provided by Moze – Beautiful China Series Tea Culture Products, including sets of porcelain teacups from the places where the five famous ancient Chinese kilns located; tea bags of six kinds of renowned Chinese teas, namely, dark, white, black, green, yellow and oolong teas; and the book of The Classic of Tea in Chinese and English.
3.The writings of the five winners will be recommended to china.com.cn, China Report, and other mainstream media for publication.
-For every 10 stories submitted to our contest, a lucky participant will win 1 bottle of wine sponsored by Hungarian Winery Club by means of a lottery.
-The 21st submission will receive a bottle of red wine RMB 688 worth to mark the ” MTS 21st Anniversary ”
-All participants will receive a 5% discount on their next translation project (academic thesis, document translations, etc.)
-All participants will receive a book about China.
1. Must be a foreign citizen residing legally in China.
2. Prize Valid for One (1) year after winning announcement.
3. Prize would be subject to hotel availability and cannot be used during national holidays and/or peak travel times.
4. Prizes are transferrable but not redeemable for cash.
Winners will be selected based on the votes on MTS website and likes the stories get on social media.
1. Website Poll results on mts-tech.com (50%)
2. MTS Official WeChat account, Babel Tower Official WeChat account and Yi Jiantang WeChat account (25%) number of Article reads + number of likes
3. Foreign Social Media likes (25%) Facebook + Instagram
The website poll will be opened once all the stories are collected and compiled after the submission deadline.
The amount of reads on Wechat and social media likes will be counted from the moment the article is published on all of our official accounts.
2. 精艺达公众号+巴别塔公众号+墨责公众号（25%）文章阅读量 + 点赞量
3. 国外社交媒体文章点赞量（25%）Facebook + Instagram