1. Your 4 Honor Mr. Mayor, My Chinese friends, Ladies and Gentlemen:
2.I feel honored to come here on my first visit to your beautiful city.
2. On behalf of all the members of my mission, I would like to take this
opportunity to express our sincere thanks to our host for their earnest
invitation and gracious hospitality we have received since we set foot on this charming land.
4.I am also very happy that this visit has given me an excellent opportunity
to convey to you and to the people of Shanghai warm greetings and sincere
good wishes of the government and people of my country.
5.Although we live with a distance of thousands ofmiles between us, “Long distance separates no bosom friends,” as one of your Tang poets said.
6.The whole world is watching with great interest the remarkable changes
that are taking place in China ,particularly in Shanghai ,a thriving and robust megalopolis .
7. To our great amazement ,this country boasts a three-decade persistent economic growth with its consequent immense contributions to the world economy ,which is unequalled elsewhere in the world .
7.This is a country with the fastest growing economy in the world. 这是世界上经济增长最快的国家。
8.China’miraculous rise as one of the strongest economic powers in the
Asian-Pacific region has attracted ，and will continue to attract ,a growing
number of business and finacial giants in our country to invest in China,
particularly to invest in a number of long-term projects in Shanghai and its
surrounding in the post-world-expo era .
8. There has never been any place other than Pudong that holds so much
attraction for our people in the business community.
10.It is with this awareness that we have come here to seek better ways of
promoting our economic and financial cooperation.
11.One of the objectives of my mission is to sign our Investment Protection Agreement and Intellectual Property Rights Protection Agreement .
12.I am also seeking possibilities of establishing, through partnership with
our Chinese colleagues, a jiont consultancy firm that will provide services
for transnational corporations in Shanghai.
13.Last but not the least, I would like to extend in person our official
invitation to the mayor of Shanghai.
14.We would like His Honor to visit our city at his earliest convenience,
so as to give us an opportunity to return the warm reception and hospitality we enjoy here.
15.I greatly cherish the close relationship between our two cities.
16.I also greatly value the position we enjoy as one of your most important
17.In spite of the worldwide economic recession in recent years, there has
been a steady growth in our economic cooperation and trade volume.
18.It is our sincere wish that we continue to work closely together to
enhance our friendly relationship and to ensure a sustained growth in our
economic, financial and trade cooperation.
19.On the occasion of this reception, I wish Mr. Major and all our Chinese
friends present here tonight good health! Thank you!