Chinese Computer Processing Applications in Distance Learning

Law Tak-ming
Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education
Hong Kong SAR, China

There are very many IT areas that contribute to global developments and the majority of these focus on the business field so that they can be put to practical use. Nowadays, Asian countries, especially China, are progressing rapidly in economic and social development, and IT applications must match the related needs. As the populations of Asia use oriental languages (OL) as their daily communication media, fast and advanced IT developments in OL software are essential. In order to globalize the software products, the companies involved are translating the descriptions and documentation into languages other than English. Given the very large populations in Asian countries, the use of oriental languages gives software companies the opportunity to extend their product sales into a huge market.