Ladies and Gentlemen, during my stay here for 5 years, I have noticed cultural differences.Such cultural differences arise from a different in region, race, history, environment and in the level of social and economic development.
Here are some examples. We American emphasize efficiency, competition and originality, while your management gives priority to careful planning and encourages close cooperation.
In American schools, discussion is given top priority and seminar is the usual way of class. Teachers with flexible and adaptable talents are regarded as good an popular ones.
But Chinese teachers like to lecture in class, and a lot of them are obsessed with examinations; they spend long hours planning and preparing classes, and writing consistent and standardized plans. It's very interesting to us.
Ladies and Gentlemen, the world today is facing a serious problem of poverty in some areas. We must refocus our attention, and resources, on the places and people that are economically being left behind.
As we do, we must bear in mind that none are more committed to ending poverty than the poor themselves. Often, all they lack is the guidance and the tools to get rid of poverty.
Therefore, it requires all citizens to actively participate in policy-making, and government to become more accountable to their citizens in their efforts to achieve their goals.
Today, we join hands with the poor in a collective effort. This is a close and extensive cooperation which brings together civil society, the private sectors, and individuals around the world.
Now I'd like to give you a brief introduction to the World Heritage Sites in China. China is an ancient and civilized country with an age-old history, a brilliant civilization and magnificent landscapes.
On this land, China enjoys diverse and beautiful natural and geographical conditions, and landscape with the varied features of north,east, south and west. Such excellent geographical environment have produced many natural scenic spots.
The rich and precious cultural and natural heritage left by Chinese long history are assets for both the Chinese nation and the rest of the world.
Today, however, these cultural and natural heritage are threatened by the increasing damages mainly caused by their own old age and some by man-made damage, to which we should pay high attention.
Being a common language for humanity, sport is an important factor in the promotion of peace and development. Even since ancient times, sport has transcended differences in race, color and the culture.
Sport has given expression to humanity aspiration for and pursuit of a peaceful and better world, as evidenced in the Olympic spirit that came into being more than 2,000 years ago.
Sport and physical education are activities undertaken in humanity's ceaseless pursuit of the Olympic ideal.
Sport not only builds one's physique, but also teaches communication, cooperation and respect for others. It is also an important medium for strengthening ties among different civilization and values.