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Translating 'Hooters'

Western businesses are flooding into China. But how do you say Hooters in Mandarin? NPR's Scott Simon tours Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown with China scholar Minxin Pei of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Mr. Pei explains a few of the Mandarin expressions used to describe American businesses. Hooters presents a particular challenge.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.