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1．称呼（Addressing the party）
2．表示欢迎或感谢（Extending welcome or expressing thanks）
3．谈谈两国或两公司间现有关系（Comments on the existing relations between the two countries in general or between the two firms）
4．说明来访或举办活动的重要意义（Significance of the current visit or of the activity）
Here are some expressions or sentences you might include in a toast:
1. Addressing the Party
The usual way to begin a toast is for the host to address the guest or guests of honor first and then the rest of the party in his fashion:
Ladies and Gentlemen
For husband and wife, use "Mr. And Mrs. Smith"
When addressing high officials or people of rank, use the right form of address .For example:
"Your Excellency, Mr. Minister,"
Less formally, one may address government officials as:
1) I wish to extend my warm welcome to you.
2) Allow me, first of all, to extend my warm welcome to the Chinese Delegation who have been invited to this country by this Company.
3) On behalf of the Textiles Corporation, I wish to warmly welcome you, Mr. Smith, and all the members of the Canadian Mission.
4) It is a great pleasure for me to preside at this dinner given by our trade mission in honor of the Chinese foreign trade officials.
3. Expressing Thanks
｜For myself and for our entire delegation,
｜On behalf of all the members of my delegation and in my own name,
｜For our Group and myself,
I express my ｜beartfelt thanks to you
｜warm gratitude to you and through you to Mr.Smith
｜for your kind inritation ｜to visit China.
｜to this Fair.
｜for your ｜kind hospitality.
｜for giving this grand banquet.
｜for inviting us to such a marvelous dinner tonight.