During his lifetime Xu Xiake visited 16 provinces leaving his footprints nearly everywhere across the land. He never blindly accepted the conclusions given by books nor did he treat authority as the sole basis for truth. As a result he found many inaccuracies in the travel notes on geography written by his predecessors. In order to get a detailed and truthful picture of the particular places he preferred to travel on foot instead of by cart or boat despite long distances and even ventured into mountainous areas and jungles which are rarely traveled by people and full of dangers. The payoff for his effort was his discovery of many fantastic landscapes which attracted him to return in different seasons and even different hours of the day to observe their kaleidoscopic spectacles.He was not only a good observer accurate patient and objective but also applied persistent thought to the observations he made.
On this most beautiful moon-lit mid-autumn evening, I'm very glad to be invited to attend your company's celebration evening party, and share a relaxing and memorable evening with you. We are so busily engaged in our work that we have virtually little time sitting down and talking to each other. I hope this party will give an opportunity to talk to each other freely, and to increase / enhance personal friendship. In this era of intensive competition, interpersonal relations become increasingly intense. What appears to be lacking are the traditional human warmth and care. China's Mid-autumn Festival does not only provide an occasion for getting together, but also implies opportunities for care, harmony and dedication. I wish to thank you again for your invitation to / giving me the opportunity to attend this mid-autumn evening party.
Sometimes it is interpersonal skills rather than professional skills that really counts in your career. Interpersonal skills are nothing but the ability to be good listener to be sensitive toward others’ needs to take criticism well. People with skill in social relations admit their mistakes and take their share of blame which is a mature and responsible way to handle an error. That’s why many mediocre employees survive violent corporate upheavals while people of great talent are being laid off. Sensitive in their dealings with others they are well liked everywhere. People with poor interpersonal skills have trouble taking criticism. When confronted with a mistake they let their ego get in the way. They deny responsibility and became moody or angry. They mark themselves as“prickly“.
Online chat refers to the simultaneous text communication between two or more people via computer.It is synchronous-one person types a message on his keyboard, and the people with whom he is chatting see the message appear on their monitors and respond almost immediately.
Chat has its own jargon. They are easy to type and make the communication more efficient. People who chat commonly use abbreviations. BRB, for example, means “be right back“.IMHO means “in my humble opinion“.
The electronic network industry, which was virtually unknown years ago, has become an vital part of a country’s national life. An increasing population of netizens make use of what is popularly known as the “information superhighway“.
Over the last two decades, no country in the world has expanded its foreign trade as fast as China. Japan took more than 20 years to double its foreign trade, while China,for the same length of time, has quadrupled its foreign trade (has increased its foreign trade by three times .. Already the world' s third largest producer of electric appliances, China is now playing a major role in the global market of the electric wares. China has also become a major producer of labor-intensive manufactured goods in the world.
The People’s Republic of China, commonly known as China, is located in East Asia, and borders 14 nations or districts in the world. It is the most populous state in the world with a 1.3 billion population. China’s made of 56 distinctive ethnic groups, with Han Chinese making the 92% of its whole population. Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world as well as one of the most complicated for foreigners.There are many regional dialects of Chinese although the most widely spoken is Mandarin and Cantonese. Chinese characters evolved over time from earlier forms of hieroglyphs. Chinese contains over 40,000 characters, but a well-educated person can recognized around 6,000 characters. Some 3,000 are required to read a newspaper.
Since economic opening up and reform policy began in 1978, China’s economy has grown 90 times bigger, and is the fastest growing major economy in the world. China’s annual average GDP growth is predicted to be 9.5 percent for the period of 2011-2015. It is the world’s largest exporter and the second largest importer of goods. It is also known as the world’s second biggest consumer of luxury goods. It now has the world’s second largest GDP at about 6 trillion US dollars, 40 percent of the United States. China
is the world’s factory. One out of every three household appliances/three toys/ two pairs of shoes/ two shirts are made in China.
College students now bear heavy academic pressure. You will find them—except seniors who are beginning to look for a job—always too busy in studies to join campus organizations, too busy to take part in sports and other extra curricular activities, too busy to share the interests of their friends and too busy to pay attention to anything that is not connected with their studies. In short they have become nothing but a robot. They are under pressure to do too much work in too little time. If their roommates are studying in the library until it closes at midnight while they go to a movie they will feel guilty. The very idea of doing nothing during the day will make them uncomfortable and sleepless all night. They study so hard that they have hardly had time to savor life and to pursue other interests to grow as well-rounded people. The pursuit of college education costs them too much personal happiness and health.