Rauno, 35, translator/journalist from Finland.
"I discovered a passion for the Chinese language more than ten years ago, and a lot has happened since. Three and a half years in China gave me vast knowledge of not only the country and its culture, but also the Chinese language. By the end of 2018, I will have translated a total of eight contemporary novels from Chinese into Finnish. I published several China-related articles in Finnish newspapers and magazines between 2013 and 2016. Currently, my work mostly involves translation of Chinese literature, journalism as well as translation between Chinese, English and Finnish, but I would say I am open to pretty much everything language-related."
Sandra, 34, Chinese language teacher from Estonia.
"My passion for everything Chinese goes back even further than Rauno's. Over the years I have both studied and worked in various parts of China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen and Kunming. I worked for the Estonian Pavilion in the Shanghai Expo in 2010, after which I participated in a Master's program in Yunnan Normal University and received my Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language in 2015. I now teach Chinese at Confucius Institute at Tallinn University, and I am available for private tutoring as well. My work languages are Estonian, English, and Chinese."