Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:51:37 -0700
From: Yongwei Gao <951208[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]FUDAN.EDU.CN>
Subject: Re: Chinglish

Hi, everybody!

Two questions today:
1) Could anybody find anything unidiomatic with "Despite the Asian
financial crisis, Shanghai plans to introduce US$4 billion in contracted
foreign investment this year, according to the Shanghai Foreign
Investment Working Meeting held on April 11", a sentence taken from a
local English newspaper?
2) Has "on the cusp of" (e.g. on the cusp of the millennium) become a
set phrase?


Yongwei Gao
Fudan University,
Shanghai, China