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English to Chinese: General Form of Judgment or Order General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Business/Commerce (general)
Source text - English Whereas a civil action is now pending in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in English in which The Major and Burgesses of the London Borough of xxxx are Claimants and xxx Corporation are Defendants and in the said action the Claimants claim relief in respect of money due by way of a service charge within the meaning of section 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 owed to the Claimants under the covenants of a lease between the Claimants and Defendants dated 30 March 1987 for the premises situated at xxxx United Kingdom.
Under English Law, every presumption is made in favour of a foreign judgment. A judgment of a foreign court of competent jurisdiction is capable of recognition and enforcement in England. In setting limits on the enforceability of foreign judgments, section 50 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 defines an overseas country as “any country or territory outside the United Kingdom.” Xxx really falls within this definition and a valid judgment of its courts will thus be treated the same way as would be the valid judgment of any other foreign court.
If an English court were faced with a valid judgment of the xxx court, on similar terms to the judgment sought in the presence case, it would recognize and enforce it.
Similarly, in relation to the Letter of Request in the present case, if a xxx court encourtered the same or similar matter requiring the commissioning of the courts of England and Wales to handle the matter, the courts of England and Wales would render the same degree of assistance.
Translation - Chinese 鉴于一宗民事诉讼正在英国的女皇座法庭高等司法法院等待判决，案中的索赔人是伦敦 xxx 地方政府市长和议员们，被告人是 xxx 有限公司。索赔人在诉讼中申请根据“1985年业主与租客法令” 第18 款 Section 18 of Landlord and Tenant Act 1985，豁免被告人所欠的金钱，而用服务费代替。该项欠金源于索赔人与被告人在1987年3月30日订下的租赁契约承诺。租赁的物业位于英国伦敦的 xxx.
根据英国法律，一切的推定都以外国的判决为受益者。 英国承认和执行一个具法律管辖权的外国法庭的判决。据1982 年“民事管辖权和判决权法令”第50款 Section 50 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982，对执行外国法庭判决的有关规范，有这样的解释：“外国” 的定义是 “任何在英国以外的国家或地区”。 很明显，xx 符合这个定义，所以由当地法庭作出的有效判决，与其他外国法庭所做出的有效判决， 在英国将得到相同的待遇。
Translation - English Mrs. xxx’s mental health problem was not obvious when she lived with her mother in Beijing, China. The mother said it did not happen every day. Only when she had more stress that she would become irritated and sometimes angry. The mother said it was hard to tell when her mental health problem actually began.
Composition of household and Roles of Family Members
The mother has lived alone since her husband xxx passed away in 2002 after fallen ill in 2001. She has two daughters in the family. Her elder daughter xxx visits the mother in her home every evening after work, having dinner with the mother and stays with her for a while. After that she has to return to her own home because she has to look after her eight-year-old daughter. However, xxx’s home is close by, only about 500 metres away from the mother’s. The short distance allows her to visit her mother with good convenience. Because of the father’s illness in 2001 the mother and the elder sister could not attend xxx and xxx’s wedding which was held in the United Kingdom though.
The mother is the youngest of the five children of her parents (who passed away more than 30 years ago) -- three daughters and two sons. All siblings used to live in one house before. Two of the sisters and one brother however passed away. All the children of their siblings are grown up and some have grandchildren. Since her siblings are better off financially, they managed to move to bigger houses in other parts of Beijing city, hence they no longer live nearby.
The mother said her family has a sound economy. She and her late husband brought up the two daughters single-handedly without any outside assistance. They managed to send their two daughters to the key primary schools near home and then to the key secondary schools and universities in Beijing. “Key” means those schools in the Chinese educational system that have exceptionally good reputation in academic standards and are usually hard to be admitted unless one has excellent standard with outstanding academic performance. The primary school xxx went to was xxx Primary School in Beijing in which she studied for six years.
With great interest and she excelled in art, xxx entered the Middle School Attached to the Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing in which she finished six years of secondary studies.
She then went on to university which is also a key institution - Beijing Film Academy. One of her teachers was the world famous Chinese film director Mr. Yi-Mou Zhang. xxx was majored in Film Editing because her interest and academic background in art.
She met xxx in Beijing. Her daughter xxx was born in 2008 at the Amcare Hospital in Beijing.
English to Chinese: Housing Allocation Statement General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Real Estate
Source text - English 1.1 Statement of Choice
‘The Council is committed to introducing a lettings scheme that offers greater choice to all those seeking housing and enables people to make well-informed decisions about their housing options. Choice Based Lettings will help improve the sustainability of social housing stock to maximise its effectiveness and encourage residents to have a stake in their community.’
Under the choice based lettings scheme, called Homemove, transfer tenants and homeseekers (housing applicants) are placed in one of four broad bands of housing need according to their circumstances. All applicants become members of Homemove with the intention of facilitating their search for a new home. Vacant properties are advertised in a regular free magazine and on the Internet and applicants are able to bid for properties. Adapted properties will be classified and advertised as suitable for applicants with a matching mobility need.
(Quotas will be set taking into account the Council’s statutory obligations, financial considerations and the housing situation across the borough. Quotas will be set and agreed in advance between xxxx Council’s Operations Manager and xxxx Housing Association’s Neighbourhood Director. The quotas shall be reviewed annually by the aforementioned persons based upon projected supply and demand for the coming year.)
In compiling this policy, due consideration has been given to all relevant legislation including, but not exclusively-
• The Race Relations Act 1976
• The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
• The Human Rights Act 1998
• The Data Protection Act 1998
• The Freedom of Information Act 2000
Chinese to English: Police Witness Statement about a burglary General field: Law/Patents Detailed field: Law (general)
Source text - Chinese 我是xxx 太太，原籍中國，xxxx年x月x日在中國出生，後來移居香港，育有四個孩子， 38歲時與丈夫移民英國。孩子們後來也從香港一起移民到英國與我們團聚。 與丈夫在英國的家庭地址是xxxxxxxxx。 我們的住宅位於大廈的一樓，裏面有三個睡房。 一個幫忙日常工作的 xxxx 女士也住在那裏。我們開的中國熟食外賣店 xxxxx 就在同一座樓宇的地下。 雖然我已經有一把年紀，但是還需要繼續努力工作賺錢來支持我的一個兒子，他需要按揭供樓及有兩個小孩要撫養。
xxxx 年xx月xx日大約早上11點有人按我家的門鈴。因爲前一晚工作得很晚，我覺得很累，加上有腳痛，起床起得很慢，所以門鈴響了也有一段時間。 到我打開大門的時候，看見一個男人站在外面，他是一個白種人，大約40 多歲，中等身材，戴眼鏡。他問有沒有叫 Paul 的人住在我家或者同樓的其它居住單位。我沒有留意他的眼鏡是什麽樣式，因爲對於一般敲門詢問的人，我都不會太留意其外表。他穿的可能是牛仔褲，但是我不能肯定。我回答他說，我家沒有人叫 Paul。 事後想起，我相信他在試探我家的虛實，然後回來爆格。
後來我觀看鄰居珠寶店的閉路電視錄影播出來的片段，看到裏面有兩個人，其中一個正是那個在xx月xx日早上向我詢問有關 Paul 的白種男人。
Translation - English I, Mrs. xxxxx, is of Chinese origin, born on xxxxx in China and lived in Hong Kong. I moved to live and work in the United Kingdom with my husband when I was 38 years old. I have four children who joined me and my husband from Hong Kong to live in the United Kingdom. I now live with my husband at xxxxxx, which is a three-bedroom flat on the first floor. xxx is a female helper who also lives with us. We run a Chinese take-away restaurant named xxxxxx on the ground floor of the same property. In spite of old age we still work hard because we want to support our son who has two children and needs money to pay up his mortgage.
When someone rang the door bell at about 11 a.m. on xxxx, I could not wake up soon enough to get to the door because I was still feeling very tired after a long day working the night before. I had pain on my feet. The door bell had rung for some time. When I opened the door, I saw a white male who is believed to be in his 40s, of medium height, wearing spectacles. He asked me whether any one named Paul lived there or in any other flats on the first floor. I do not remember what his spectacles looks like because I do not usually pay attention to details of inquirers. He might wear jeans but I was not sure. I told him there was no such person named Paul in my flat. Thinking back, I believed he was trying to probe into the situation of my flat before coming back to burgle.
I was asked to view the footage of the CCTV taken by the jeweller neighbour’s camera. I identified one of the faces shown on the footage who was the white male who asked me about a Paul in the morning of xxxx.
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