为了让学生们在开始工作之前就对口译的几大应用领域都有接近实际的经 历，知道需要如何准备，如何应付，本教材36个练习单元的内容全部采用政府政策宣传讲话，高级官员对外讲话，中国和英国的招商推介，以及英、美大公司的介 绍。这些都是实际口译工作中需求增长最快、最需要专业技能的领域。
（英）林超伦， 自1995年以来，林超伦先生一直担任英国女王、首相和议会上下两院领导人与中国高层领导人的会谈口译。他曾于1998年和2003年两次陪同布莱尔首相 访华，并且以英国政府译员的身份，参加接待了近年来所有访问英国的中国领导人。英国主要对华组织英中贸易协会、英国文化委员会、英中友好协会以及英国著名 的公司和组织也多次聘请他担任重大活动的口译。 林超伦先生还负责英国首相府和外交部的文件翻译，并经常为各大公司翻译宣传资料、广告及品牌、法律和技术文件。林超伦先生以其优秀的翻译质量和丰富的口译 经验在口译界享有良好的声誉。
As our legal system continues to develop, our courts are improving, too. The People's Courts are playing an increasingly important role in the social life of our country. We carry out duties bestowed on us by the Constitution and the law. We fight serious crimes. We protect the life and property of the people. We create the social conditions for economic development. We use the law to punish those who sabotage the order of the market economy.
The People's Courts maintain order in the market economy, crack down on embezzlement and briber, punish corruption, handle civil, economic and administrative cases, balance economic relations, resolving social conflicts, and upholding social justice. The People's Courts pass fair judgments in social conflicts and disputes, and have become an indispensable part of our economic development and social life.
China has promulgated the Law on Judges. This is a major event in our legal development. The Law on Judges has established the status and duties of judges in China for the first time. It has clarified the rights and obligations of judges, and specified management principles and systems relating to judges. It has laid the foundation for future development of the judge system in China.
The Supreme People's Court of China is meeting the State's request to drive forward judicial reform. In accordance with the Constitution and such statutes as Prosecution Law, we have increased our efforts to rationalize the management system of our courts. We have now implemented central management and coordination by the Senior People's Courts. We have established the system of People's Jurors. It is now all above board.
Judges across the country have abandoned the old uniform, and now wear black robes with red lapels and a neckline decorated with a yellow band in court. This keeps with the times. It symbolizes the progress of democratic legal development in China. The Supreme People's Court has issues regulations of legal aid, a sign that the legal aid system in China is moving from inception towards maturity.
These are major steps forward in our judicial reform. It has brought momentum to the development of our democratic legal system. We are confident that we will have a socialist trial mechanism and an organizational system that is fairer, corruption free, more efficient and more civilized, with Chinese characteristics. China's experience has proven that the rule of law is the only way forward for a modern society.
Without the rule of law, a nation can't prosper and people won't be happy. Without the rule of law, there will not be long-term order and security. China has clearly stated its goal is to be the development of socialist democratic politics, a country ruled by law, and the development of a socialist country ruled by law. In order to meet the requirements of economic reform and modernization, we will continue to drive forward the reform of our political system.
We will strengthen our democratic legal system, carry forward the judicial reform, implement laws to the letter, and uphold judicial justice. There is great prospect in the development of our legal system and judicial reform. We have an excellent foundation for friendly exchanges between the legal and judicial professions of our two countries. The legal and judicial profession in China wishes to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with colleagues in your country, and to make new contributions to the friendly cooperation between our two countries.
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Universal Instruments is a global electronics productivity specialist, providing innovative circuit, semiconductor, and back-end assembly technologies and equipment, integrated system solutions, and process expertise to manufacturers in every sector of the electronics industry. A subsidiary of Dover Corporation, which is listed in the New York Exchange, Universal Instruments is headquartered in Binghamton, New York.
Universal Instruments is a multinational company with sales, service, product training, and parts distribution locations throughout the world. In addition, the corporation operates manufacturing facilities in both Binghamton, New York, and Shekou, China. Universal Instruments employs more than 1,100 people and operates in more than 30 countries. All Universal employees worldwide operate under a common mission: to be a global supplier of automated electronic assembly technology, equipment, and support through product innovation and enhancement of customer productivity.
Universal Instrument traces its roots to the Universal Instruments and Metal Company, a safety pin manufacturer founded in 1919. Through time, the company discontinued safety pin production and made a transition to a machining and tool and die business. By controlling costs during the Great Depression, Universal continued to grow through World War II, when the company's tool and die talents were pressed to meet the needs of the state's small arms manufacturers.
This work continued until the 1950s, when Universal entered the electronics assembly equipment manufacturing industry. Universal first built electronic circuit assembly equipment for through hole components in the 1960s. In the early 1990s Universal developed a modular platform concept and shipped its first platform-based surface mount technology machines in 1993.
With an installed base of several thousand machines, Universal's GSM Platform is widely accepted an has evolved into an industry standard. Today, Universal Instruments is regarded as a leading manufacturer of electronic assembly equipment. Universal Instruments offers a robust and flexible line of products to meet virtually all your circuit assembly equipment needs. Combined with our direct service and support, Universal is well positioned to be your full line supplier.
We use these products, in addition to our process expertise, to help you meet your challenges. Universal Instruments provides industry-leading support and services worldwide to help our customers achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Indeed, Universal Instruments is considered to have developed and deployed the most comprehensive service infrastructure in the industry. We combine that infrastructure with a team of skilled, dedicated employees who are committed to providing the best service possible.
At Universal Instruments, we expect service to become an increasingly significant competitive differentiator as the sophistication of manufacturing processes increases. Changes in customer demographics are placing increasing demands on our global customers as new and used machines find their way into environs with inexperienced or limited support infrastructure. With this in mind, you can be sure Universal Instruments takes its service commitment very seriously.
At our technology day road shows, being scheduled in locations throughout the world during 2003, you can look forward to meeting members of Universal's team who are eager to help you develop an assembly solution that not only meets, but surpasses your manufacturing goals. What is more, Universal experts can help solve process issues, service and training concerns, and ultimately, work with you as a partner to ensure your success. Our first show will take place on Wednesday, at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.
The Beijing Economic and Technological Development Area is very well located. We have the Capital behind us, the Bo Sea in front, and the Jingjintang Motorway to the east. It takes only 30 minutes to drive to the Capital's International Airport. 10 minutes to the city, 15 minutes to the Beijing Railway Cargo Station, and one and half hours to the Tianjin New Port.
The Area was established in August 1994. It is the only national level development area in Beijing approved by the State Council. We have the same authority to approve projects as the municipal government of Beijing. We have a management system of international standards.
Under the leadership of the People's Government of the City of Beijing and the Management Committee of the Area, we have taken full advantage of the preferential policies and achieved impressive results. There are already multinational companies from the US, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Canada and Holland, settling down in our area.
The first phase of the Beijing Development Area covers 15 square kilometers. It has been well planned. There is a golf course to the east, Liangshui River to the west, and a green belt, one kilometer wide to the north. Within the Area, there is an industrial zone in the east, a residential area in the west, and an area for public utilities in-between.
In addition, there is a 143 square kilometers support area, providing ample space for future development. We now have a good mix of companies in pharmaceutical manufacturing, information technology, in opto-mechatronics as well as in new materials. We are very pleased with the way things are going.
Currently, there are 963 companies in the Area with total investment of 3.54 billion US dollars. Among them, there are 269 of the three types, and 33 from the world's top 500, with a combined investment of nearly 2.7 billion dollars. Their registered capital was just under 2.37 billion dollars. There are 694 Chinese companies with a combined registered capital of just under 6.9 billion RMB.
In the next few years we will continue to take strong measures to improve the investment environment, to develop new competitive advantages, and to make our area a happy home for hi-tech and new-tech companies, multinationals, and large-scale backbone industrial enterprises.
We have been pursuing the policy of ecological and sustainable development. Many of our environmental indicators are better than in the city itself. To ensure the quality of the environment, we set our goal as "attracting investment by being green, staying green through investment". Within our area, we have green grass, blossoming flowers, clean air and a truly lvely environment.