-How do you do?
-How do you do?I am John Simz of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
-Nice to meet you,Mr.Simz,and welcome to Beijing.I am Zhao Zhiyong.I am affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce.I am here to pick you up.
-You are welcome.This way,please.
-Mr.Zhao,how long have you worked for MOFCOM?
-Four years,I joined MOFCOM in 1999.
-Which department are you affiliated with?
-I am now with the Protocol Department,I am an interpreter.
-No wonder your English is so good.Where did you learn your English?
-Thank you for saying that.Well,mostly in China.Three years at high school and four years of intensive training at university,plus a shourt stay in the U.S. two years after I joined MOFCOM.
-Well,here we are at the hotel.Can you check in all by yourself?
-Sure,yes.Thank you for all you have done for me,Mr.Zhao.I will see you later.
-Sure.Have a good day,Mr.Simz.
-Thank you for inviting us to lunch.I am told this is one of the best restaurants in Beijing.I apprecitate it very much.
-You're very welcome.Please be seated.Well,how is your visit so far?
-So far so good.Your staff is taking good care of us.I feel very much at home.
-I am glad that we have made much progress this time.
-Sure.And I'm looking forward to our next round of talks.