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http://economy.caijing.com.cn/2013-11-07/113534884.html

在这一重大的历史时点,

和讯网

著名经济学家张维迎就改革的

发展问题

进行了

一次非常深入的访谈。

"At this important historical point, Hexun.com has conducted a very in-depth discusion on the question of development, which renowned economics professor, ZHANG Weiyin, has reformed."

Have I parsed and translated this sentence correctly? Or is there some better interpretation I'm not seeing? Thanks :)

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在这一重大的历史时点,和讯网/对(著名经济学家)张维迎(就改革的发展问题)进行了(一次非常深入的)访谈。

the main structure is 和讯网对张维迎进行了访谈

So the correct translation that reflects this structure should be

At this important historical point, Hexun.com has conducted a very in-depth discussion (or interview) with the renowned economist ZHANG Weiyin on the question (or problem) of future directions of reform.

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So, if I understand correctly, what I'm looking at is the structure: A interviews B on C and in Chinese it is ordered like this A dui B C jinxing fangtan. Is this correct? –  Ian Nov 9 '13 at 20:53
    
@lan No, you missed the corresponding "on C" structure in Chinese, it should be "A 对 B 就 C 进行 访谈". –  Stan Nov 10 '13 at 3:54
    
So this is a new meaning for 就 for me. Is it more or less synonymous with 关于? Or is it restricted to this sort of construction? –  Ian Nov 10 '13 at 23:59
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就 can be used as a proposition meaning on/at/about. 就字面上看 means according to the literal meaning, 就这件事而言 means speaking of this matter per se –  user58955 Nov 11 '13 at 0:50
    
就 for me is more like 'in terms of...', 'regarding...', 'on...' or 'with respect to...'. –  Mingjing Zhang Dec 4 '13 at 22:40
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Using 时刻 instead of 时点 will be better.

在这一重大的历史时点,

和讯网

对著名经济学家张维迎

就改革的发展问题

进行了一次非常深入的访谈。

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