Ok, yet another question about passato remoto v imperfetto (sorry!) In the following sentence, should it be "fu" or "era"? We are talking about education reforms passed in China in 1985. "Their aim (of the reforms) was to enhance national economic development and produce as many skilled workers as possible". My version: "Il loro scopo fu di incrementare lo sviluppo economico nazionale e di produrre il più gran numero possibile di lavoratori qualificati." Now I have a doubt. Should I say "lo scopo era" instead of "fu"? After all, the aim of the reforms remained constant. Or is it "fu" because the reforms were passed during one period in the past? Help!!!