Honourable mayor and my good friendNeil Bush and his beautiful wife Maria Bush, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, also our distinguished guests from GuizhouMaotai, the general manager Li Baofang and his wonderful team, welcome to San Francisco, your second hometown and the starting point for Maotai to the world.
尊敬的市长，我的好朋友Neil Bush，还有他美丽的妻子Maria Bush，尊敬的来宾，先生们、女士们，还有来自贵州茅台镇的尊贵客人，李保芳总经理，以及他的得力团队，欢迎你们来到旧金山。这是你们的第二故乡，也是茅台酒走向世界的起点。
I just want to ask a question to the mayor of San Francisco. After one hundred and one years, how many companies used to join the first Panama Pacific International Fair and come back, and grew as big as Maotai. Maotai is the No. 1, with the assets value of18 billion US dollars and the revenue to the Government is 2.5 billion. You are a good example of state owned companies of China, and General Manager Li, from your speech, you are so knowledgeable about the Maotaihistory and the US-China history. So you did a good job as the people’s Ambassador. They should call you Ambassador Li. Thank you! Also my friend Neil Bush told me that the first date they drank Maotaiwas over forty one years ago, in1975 when they were students visiting George W. Bush’s place, at that time he was the chief representative of the Home Office in Beijing and in Hangzhou.
我向旧金山市长问个问题，101年过去了，当初参加首届巴拿马太平洋万国博览会的公司里，今天还有多少回来的呢？还有多少成长成像茅台这么大体量的公司的呢？茅台公司是当之无愧的冠军，现在总资产高达180亿美元，每年向国家纳税25亿美元。茅台公司为中国的国有企业设立了很好的典范。从李总的演讲中，我们很好地了解了茅台的传统，还有中美历史沿革。感谢李总！还有，我的朋友Neil Bush告诉我，他们第一次喝茅台是41年前，就是1975年，当时他们的父亲George W. Bush是美国驻京办事处首席代表。
And also Maotai not only has made contributions to the bilateral relations of two great nations, and also has made the contributions to China’s revolutions. Because this year is the 80th anniversary of the Red Army’s Long March. When the soldiers drank Maotai up, Maotainot also relieved their pain but also help heal their wound.
China has become the No. 1 trade partner of the United States and we are also the No. 1 foreign studentscountry and biggest investment inward country…growing very quickly. Last year, San Francisco alone attracted 1.5 billion US dollars from China.The Mayor of this city did a good job.
So the cooperative and friendly relations between San Francisco and China is a good example of the local level of the cooperation and relations between our two countries. We are very optimistic of the future of our relations. No matter who is in power, we are confident about our cooperation. Just like President Nixon when he drank Maotai with Premier Zhou Enlaiat the welcome ceremony in 1972 in his speech, in his remarks, he said that“when the US and China, the two great nations join in hands, the world will be a better place, peaceful and prosperous place to live！”
I just want to repeat his words. As the No. 1 and No. 2 of the world economies, with over 39% percent of world GDP and over 1.6 billion of the world population, US and China, joining in hands, this world will definitely be a peaceful and prosperous place to live.So everybody having a great night! Congratulations again to all of you and this great city of San Francisco. Thank you!