A: Excuse me. Are you Mr. Rex Smith?
B: Yes, I am. And are you Mr. Li?
A: No sir, I'm not. I'm Liu Hua, sales manager at ABC Trading. Mr. Li asked me to come and meet you, because he was expectedly tied up this morning. He is very eager to meet you, and sends his warmest regards.
B: I see. Well, it's very nice to meet you, Liu Hua. And please, feel free to call me Rex. I'm not big on formalities.
A: That would be my pleasure. Can I help you with your bags? We're got a limo waiting outside.
B: A limo? I see you're trying to butter me up!
A: I hope you have a pleasant flight over, Rex. I've traveled the trans-Pacific routes before,and I know tiring they can be.
B: This one was uneventful, except for a little turbulence here and there. In fact, I feel as crisp as a new dollar bill.
A: Glad to hear it. Would you like an informal dinner with us tonight? Mr. Li asked me to inquire.
B: It's very nice of him, but truthfully I'd rather just spend a quiet evening in the hotel getting ready for tomorrow's appointment. Mr. Li won't mind?
A: Not at all. He expected you'd want a little rest first. Just to confirm—you know that tomorrow's meeting is set for 10a.m., at our office? I'll pick you up at the hotel at 9:15.
B: That'll be fine. Liu Hua, thank you so much.
A: It's my pleasure. By the way, are there any sights you'd like to see while you're here? I'd be happy to show you around.
B: Well, I have instructions not to mix pleasure with business on this trip. But could we see international Trade Center, and Zhong guancun Science&Technology Park?
A: That's no problem. I'll set up appointments for later this week.
B: Thank you very much.