ladies and gentlemen:
on behalf of my colleagues, i wish to give my warm eongratulations on thc holding of the photo exhibition"scenery of yunnan, guizhou and sichuan."
talking of scenery and landscape,there are many similarities and contrasts between china and canada. both have land masses that are among the world"s largest. both have some of the world" smost impressive mountains, rivers and lakes. buteach has things that are special to itself. the chinese are surprised by the fact that canadian furtraders of the early years were actually able to sailon canoes from the atlantic to the pacific through thousands upon thousands of lakes spread out from eastern to western canada, while canadians find the mountains drawn by chinese painters on scrolls utterly surreal.no chinese visitors would leave canada contented without seeing the"niagara falls.
no canadian visitors to china would feel satisfied just seeing the great wall without also touring the three gorges, for that matter.
the exhibition of scenery of yunnan, guizhou and sichuan brings us to yet another world. to those who have been to china,it will provoke reminiscences and to those who have not been to china, it may prove to be an irresistible invitation.
not wanting to bore you with my pale description, ladies and gentlemen, i would like you now to join me in marvelling at these works of art.