be regarded/considered/seen as
【译文】The old town is seen by Chinese and foreign tourists as the paradise of love and romance.
be made from/be made of
【译文】It is said that his kite is made of wood and bamboo.
on the contrary/in contrast
【译文】On the contrary, they are more attracted by remote places.
It is reported/according to the report/as the report goes
【译文】It is reported that China's courier service will deliver about 12 billion parcels this year.
a large number of (+可数名词）/a good deal of/a large amount of (+不可数名词）
【译文】China is attracting a large amount of foreign investment.
reform and opening up
【译文】As China’s reform and opening up policy proceeds, many young people nowadays like to arrange their weddings in a western way.
more and more/an increasing number of/an growing number of
【译文】An increasing number of Chinese people indeed can’t live without mobile phones now.
be used as/serve as
【译文】White flower mustn't be used as a gift for patients.
play a role in
【译文】The Yangtze River plays an important role in China’s history, culture and economy.
【译文】The increasing number of young travelers can be attributed to the rapid growth of their income and their curiosity to explore the outside world.
according to the legend
【译文】According to the legend, Mo-tse, a philosopher in ancient China, spent three years in making the world's first kite in Weifang.
be/get interested in sth.
【译文】More and more Chinese young people are getting interested in traveling.
be located/be situated(+prep.）
【译文】The biggest hydropower station is located on the Yangtze River as well.
be famous as/be known as/be noted as
【译文】Weifang is famous as “the City of Kites”.
not only...but also...
【译文】Cooking is not only regarded as a skill but also an art in China.
pay attention to/attach importance to/lay stress on
【译文】Chinese citizens are paying more attention to Information Technology.
at the same time/in the meantime
【译文】In the meantime, it has invested billions of dollars overseas.
achieve great success/make great achievement
【译文】Parents will be respected if their children can achieve great success in society.
【译文】At present, nuclear energy only accounts for 2% of the total generating capacity.
date back to/be traced back to/date from
【译文】The origin of Chinese martial arts can be traced back to the need of self-defense, hunting activities and military training in ancient China.