- aSo it looks like we start selling in the U.S. next year.
- bDid Mr. Lin put you in charge of marketing?
- aHe's still not sure whether he wants to put me in charge,or whether he wants to hire an American.But even if he hires an American, I'll probably be transferred to our American office.
- bWhere will it be?
- aWe aren't sure yet. Maybe L.A. I think L.A. would be the best idea.
- bIs it because of trade negotiations that we can start selling in the U.S.?
- aYes, the recent agreements between the two governments have changed everything.Now we have the right to sell in America at a much lower tariff.It's going to be good. We can compete more directly with them.
- aOur computers have a high level of quality now.We can demonstrate it. And our prices will be good.So I think it will really be worthwhile.
- bYou seem excited about it.
- aWell, you know I studied marketing in America.So maybe the thought of going back there to promote our brand is kind of exciting to me.I'd love to be part of the team.
- bDo you honestly think we can compete though? All the computer giants are there.
- aYes, I do. I think we can compete. I think we can make a name for ourselves.It will be hard at first. But if we develop a good advertising campaign,I think we can break into the market.
- bThe company will have to choose a good advertising firm.And then there's the problem of quality.How do we convince American buyers that our quality is good?
- aIt takes some time.Because even if the quality is high,people won't accept a high tech product unless they recognize the name.Name recognition is crucial.
- bWell, I hope it all works out, John.I think if you're part of the team, things will go well.But you know we'd all miss you here. So I won't say I'm happy to think that you're leaving.
- aThat's very nice of you to say.But if we set up an office there in the States, maybe you could try to become part of it.
- bMe?No way.I'm dedicated to the company,but I'm not going to leave Taiwan.I'm happy here.