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Here's the case:
Our company is organizing a VIP reception in which our CEO need to make a speech at first.
The transcript of the opening keynote that I draft is as follows in blue:
Dear Friends and supporters of Chinese Basketball,
Welcome and thank you for joining us today!
It is certainly an honor to be gathering again with our noble guests on such a wonderful night of basketball. This is my very pleasant and cheerful time of a year at which I can see some old Chinese friends and get to know several new partners.
I hereby proudly inform you, my friends, that it’s been 10 years long since our collaboration with CBA started in 2005, which had been proved a very successful decision not only for the mutual benefit but what’s more, for the development of Chinese basketball as well.
Last year I was told that in Chinese the pronunciation of “9” equals long-lasting. This year they say the number “10” is even more meaningful as it is usually used as a symbol of perfection and completion. I believe our partnerships will be surely getting more extension alongside with coming closer to a full mark.
The advancement of the CBA league in recent years firmly convinced me of the bright future of China’s sports industry. I hope we can establish more partnerships all across the industry.
Now please allow me to propose a toast to everyone in attendance here and a fantastic basketball game tonight.
Please help revise and many thanks!