Simplified Chinese characters are used in almost all of China, Singapore and Malaysia, while traditional Chinese characters are used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao. This is important to take into consideration because if someone needs a translation for Taipei, for example, they must translate their material into traditional Chinese. Similarly, if someone needs to send a translation to Beijing, it must be done in simplified Chinese. What’s more, the use of traditional Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong differs somewhat from traditional Chinese used in other areas. With all of these differences, it is essential to localize the Chinese to your target market.