In recent years, animal rights activists are quite strong about passing laws to protect the interest of animals. Animal rights is the idea that some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering or be treated merely as food—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings. They maintain that animals should no longer be viewed as property or used as food, clothing, tools, research subjects, entertainment and people should move forward in terms of animal treatment on their way to civilization.
Please write an essay with no less than 300 words about your opinion on whether animal rights shall be protected like human rights and discuss the possible consequences once animals would be treated the same as human beings.
China is planning to introduce new restrictions on place names because of concerns that too many fail to reflect national culture. The country's civic affairs minister, Li Liguo, wants anyone naming sites such as bridges, buildings and roads to take inspiration from Chinese history, instead of opting for foreign names like "Manhattan Plaza", Beijing News reports. Existing names which fall foul of the requirements will also be changed, according to the paper. Mr Li says "cleaning up" place names will "strengthen and standardize cultural protection", and promote China's cultural heritage.
Please write an essay with no less than 300 words about your opinion on whether the government should restrict place naming by passing regulations. Offer specific reasons to support your view.
The latest report on the “global burden of disease” finds air pollution caused the premature deaths of 5.5 million people in 2013, with China just ahead of India in deaths and the two countries together accounting for more than half the global total. The findings were released Friday by scientists at the University of British Columbia and discussed today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Washington.
In China most deaths were urban and the result of pollution from coal-burning power plants. In India, the main danger is indoor cooking and heating fires fueled by dried dung or firewood.
Please write an essay with no less than 300 words to explain why countries such as China and India are vulnerable to death caused by air pollution. Offer your practical measures to solve the problem.
A recent central government guideline on urban planning has sparked heated debate among Internet users. The guideline said that the roads in the newly established communities will be open to the public, becoming part of the urban road system, and the old communities will gradually connect their roads to the public roads. That is to better utilize the urban land and optimize the urban road network. An online poll shows that a majority of participants oppose it.
Please write an essay with no less than 300 words about your opinion on whether the government guideline is reasonable and practical or not. Offer specific reasons to support your view.