1.11.In order to attract more tourists, the government could either improve safety by hiring more police or improve its appearance by repairing old buildings and streets. Which way do you think is more effective?
Nowadays, for the economic development of a city, the government place undue emphasis on how to boost its tourism industry. While some experts show their enthusiasm on selling their cities to outside tourists by publicizing good social security via recruiting more police, I hold a different opinion. From my perspective, improving old buildings and streets is a better alternative.
Admittedly, hiring more police might be useful in attracting tourists. When government is focusing on recruiting more policemen, these new recruiters would be helpful in improving social security standards. Thanks to the improved standards, more visitors might be relieved about the city when paying a visit to the city; hence the city reputation would be enhanced. However, on balance, only focusing on police while not improving building places of interest is not enough. Without places about culture or places for amusement parks, visitors still would not come even if social security is good. To attract more visitors, a more effective way would be to improve old buildings.
To begin with, improving old buildings helps preserve old cultures. In other words, more visitors would love to visit places with cultural value, so the maintenance of old buildings is attractive to them. For example, when Beijing government begins to repair the Great Wall, the symbol of diligence of ancient Chinese people, the experts pay great attention on building the wrecked walls and restoring some stone relics. Meanwhile, they reshape some broken bricks for the steps so that visitors could step onto the Great Wall. As a result, an increasing number of visitors from foreign countries come to Beijing to watch the marvelous Great Wall building on top of piles of mountains. On the contrary, if hiring more police, though government would gain reputation for their good management in social security, it would not add to any cultural attraction.
In addition, improving the streets makes it convenient for tourists. That's is to say, tourists would love to visit places with convenient facilities. According to a survey conducted on Sina Weibo, after polling hundreds of tourists from the National Holiday, a significant percentage of them claim that when deciding a place as their touring destination, they are more likely to choose a city with broader streets. In their minds, when the city is built with convenient streets and beautiful auxiliary facilities, this urban planning would give tourists a sense of modernism and make them feel go into colorful metropolitan life. With these perfect streets, public transport would be convenient for them to visit both in city and around city.
To sum up, due to the reasons I lost above, I would regard that by perfecting streets and maintaining old buildings, government would be more likely to attract tourists to visit the city.
2.Some people think that governments should do more to make their citizens eat a healthy diet. Others believe that individuals must take responsibility for their own diet and health. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
A healthy diet is an extremely important part of life. Now the question is: who should take more responsibilities for our healthy diet? As diet is both a public affair and a personal choice, I would suggest that the government and individuals have equal share of responsibilities for a healthy diet.
Many people might argue that what to eat is a matter of personal preference, so it is people themselves who should try to make sure what they eat is healthy. In the supermarket, for instance, people should purchase for food and fruits and avoid buying expired food no matter how cheap it might be. When they dine out in restaurants, they should choose those that provide clean and healthy food rather than those that sell cheap food. Furthermore, if one is overweight, he could choose to avoid eating high calories food like bananas, chocolates, and sea food. Anyway, this line of thought would think that individuals are fully responsible for eating food that is healthy to their health.
Yet, rather than a simply personal issue, food is always also a social issue in terms of its production, distribution and consumption. In this sense, the government has a significant role to play in making sure that food on its citizens’ table is healthy. On the one hand, the government should make strict laws and regulations to ensure the quality of food produced and sold in market. On the other hand, the government should also avail of every opportunity to educate its citizens about the types of food they should eat to stay healthy.
To sum up, in order for our food to be healthy, both individuals and government have their share of, though different, responsibilities. A healthy diet would only be possible with the efforts made by both individuals and the government.