Investment environment 投资环境 A: Could you tell me something about investment environment of your country? B: Our country is a free trade nation. She was mainly agricultural and rather a backward country and now has developed into a modern, highly industrialized state with an expanding economy. Parallel tothis, her dependence upon foreign trade has increased. Increased output generates a great need for raw materials, semi-finished products and capital goods. Thus, in many fields, our country is an important and growing market for exporters from other countries. But this doesn't mean that our country is an easy market. Because of a liberal import policy and the high standard in our market is keen. A: Well, what about price? B: The price factor can be a useful instrument for exporters when trying to place their products in industrialized countries. Of course, marketing goods aboard is not only a question of price. There are also other important factors such as design, quality of goods, term of sale, transport and insurance.
重点注释： 1. backward 落后的 2. industrialized 工业化的 其名词形式是industry, 形容词形式是industrial 3. expand 膨胀，扩展；展开 4. dependence 依靠，从属 5. output 产量 6. liberal 自由的，大方的 7. generate 产生，导致 8. parallel to this 与此同时 9. semi-finished products 半成品 10. “not only...but also”的意思是“不仅……而且……”。例如：We should not only be bold, but also be cautions. 我们不仅要大胆，而且要谨慎。