Discussion in 'World Championships' started by The Phenom1993, Aug 13, 2007.

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  1. The Phenom1993

    The Phenom1993 New Member

    Why there are no chinese players in worlds?

    I think that they play pokemon too.
  2. Sandslash7

    Sandslash7 <a href="

    I remember reading that Pokemon was banned in China, but I can't remember when or where....
  3. Because Abby Shu Shu just turned six and is not ready yet.
  4. Krucifier

    Krucifier New Member

    Her name is Mai-Mae Ling Wey thank you very much :nonono:
  5. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    I'd think that with all the counterfeiting in China, that'd be a reason not to have OP there.
  6. Rew

    Rew Active Member

    xD Shows, Expensive Clothing, Toys, Paperwork, Pokemon Cards. Wait, Pokemon, who wants to make fake pokemon cards. That's what the Create a card forum is for =).
  7. PokéMart

    PokéMart New Member

    AFAIK, China and Japan don't exactly have the best relationship in the world. I may be wrong about that--but both of my Nihongo (Japanese Language) Senseis made a lot of jokes about China...
  8. ShawofMordor

    ShawofMordor New Member

    I'm pretty sure China is still upset about Japan invading during WWII.
  9. ninetales1234

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  10. ADAM

    ADAM New Member

    Just look up "Nanking Massacre"
  11. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Ugh do we really need to bring that up on a pokemon forum?
  12. ice_brakerz

    ice_brakerz New Member

    well.... i am fairly sure there were some chinese in Worlds and i think one of the biggest reasons why china does not play pokemon is because of the language barrier

  13. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    How's that a problem? You have how many other countries attending that all speak a different language, it couldn't be too hard to get a translator that speaks Chinese for the Chinese players. It has to be something more political than that.
  14. vincent0906

    vincent0906 New Member

    Without doubt I'm Chinese, never been to WC due to lack of fiancial support LOL

    Pokemon in mainland China (PRC) is not that popular.
    It gain some popularity in NDS gaming, but mainly in big cities only, while they can afford a NDS console, which cost like 20~30% of the month salary of a white-collar.

    There is no distributor in PRC may be due to companies thought its not profitable.
    Not that many people can afford to play this card game i think.
    Or, those richer man playing MTG instead as it seems to be less 'children-oriented',
    there are a couples of MTG leagues in PRC, as far as i know.
    Some importers does import some PTCG booster pack but it cost like US$8 per pack i don't know why.

    The counterfeit problem is not a big concerns YET,
    until now the quality of those counterfeit cards were really frustrating.
    No matter it cost like only US$1 for the whole DP1 sets LOL

    Pokemon Card in Taiwan is growing, they might have a representative next year, I hope.
    The Chinese version of PTCG is already on re-sale in Taiwan.
    The first set is EX-LM, price is slightly expensive than in the US.
    The translation is just OK in my point of view,
    but will make lots of ruling trouble lateron...

    But the Chinese version card I think will gaining NO popularity outside Taiwan.
    For the written Chinese we have first of all Traditional Chinese characters (used in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and overseas) and Simplified Chinese characters (used in PRC, Malaysia, Singapore etc).
    Some people may understand both (I'm one of these guys haha), but most don't !

    Besides the chinese characters, another problems is the wording/grammer.
    In wikipedia, there are seven Chinese-based language options.

    1. Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
    2. Written Traditional Cantonese Chinese (Hong Kong, Macau)
    3. Spoken Traditional Cantonese Chinese (Hong Kong, Macau)
    4. Traditional classical Chinese (very very minor group of people LOL)
    5. Simplified Chinese (PRC)
    6. Simplified Chinese (Malaysia, Singapore)
    7. Simplified Wuyu Chinese (eastern-mainland China, Shanghai etc)

    1, 2, 5 is mainly used by most Chinese.
    But they are all having some sort of difference.
    Will have some trouble during reading
    (Although I understand 1,2,3,5 and 6, but when reading the Taiwanese Chinese cards, I have to spent like an extra 30 seconds to understand what the card saying).
    To manufacture Chinese Pokemon Card, the nintendo have to make these 3 language version to meet all our needs, especially Simplified Chinese (PRC). :thumb:
  15. Tadreth

    Tadreth New Member

    Ya i remember that too, i think they banned disney also
  16. clement30

    clement30 New Member

    Well, according to the list of countries involved in POP, China could be represented alittle differently, since they list Hong Kong as a country. Couldn't that one area of China represent most of population of Chinese(in China) that play this game. For all we know, like, 90% of the people that play in China could be from Hong Kong only. Right?
  17. Jason

    Jason New Member

    just to let you know tjhat there were like 4 chinese players at worlds this year - Simon J, Danny C, David Y and Jeff Y - all from New Zealand.
  18. Black_jirachi

    Black_jirachi New Member

    Evens Cheung form Norway is chinese too :p

    Also, Axel traded some chinese cards of a japanese guy.
    They were from LM, so turns out they were real, according to what's stated above
  19. I think I know my own child's name.:lightning
  20. ninetales1234

    ninetales1234 <a href="

    That's very interesting!
    I wonder, what is taking them so long to standardize? What kind of obstacles are there?

    I also wonder, how is anything ever translated and marketed to the Chinese?

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