Limiting the Buying of Cars or Not?
Beijing has placed strict restriction on the number of newly purchased car in the city and the policy bas sparked heated discussion. Some people support the policy, saying it，s a powerful method to cope with the severe traffic congestion in the capital. With cars increasing drastically in the past few years, severe traffic jams occur not only in rush hours but at any time of the day now.
Others, however, aie strongly against the limitations. They argue that the great number of official cars，which are frequently used, is a big factor causing traffic congestion. But the policy mainly aims at private cars and has no dear restrictions on the use of official cars. Besides, car purchase limitation would hinder the development of China's automobile industry，and more people would lose their jobs as a result.
Personally, I think the restriction of buying and use of cars, official cars incladed, is inevitable and just a matter of time for Beijing. If the number of cars is not limited, there will be a huge disaster for the environment, road resources, the travel demands of normal people and the improvement of living standards.
My favorite Sports is basketball. It looks so cool in TV that I was crazy about those basketball stars ever since I was little.
Basketball requires speed, height and skills. I run, jump, switch, and try to hit! All parts of my body are exercised in this sport. I feel that I’m like wind flying in the playground for my goal, which makes me feel so GREat!
Basketball needs quick reaction and decision. When chance comes, it may disappear in the next second. I should keep an eye watching as an eagle, decide and judge quickly as a leopard, and run for it as a wolf.
Further more, basketball is a sports more than just exercising, It needs team work. No one can play himself. A team should work together. So I learn to cooperate with others in this game. I should understand what my teammate doing and what he needs me to do for him. On the other side, I should learn to show my teammate what I need. At the same time, I need to keep an eye on the whole game, knowing how is the situation of our team and how is the other team. It involved more cooperation and strategy.
I played basketball more for about 5 years now. I make many good friends throught this sports. It is proud to win honor for my team and my school. Also I enjoy all games with my friends. Basketball will be my best friends in the future and my best memory about school life.
Turpan is located in a depression with the area of more than 1000 square kilometers of the eastern part of Xinjiang and some 80 meters below the sea level. And nearby the Moon Lake， or Eding Lake in local language， the lowest water surface is 154 meters below the sea level， the second lowest continental point in the world after the Dead Sea. Turpan is called the Land of Fire， which was derived from the intense summer temperature， the highest ever recorded was 47.5oC and in summer the ground surface temperature is about 70oC. The Depression is characterized by high temperature and rare perspiration， so it is hot but it is not wet， during summer， although it is extremely hot， the streets are full of people.
The water from the surrounding mountains and underflow nourishes the depression. And the local people developed a unique irrigation system: ”Karez”， by which water is introduced to the agricultural oasis surrounded by desert. Turpan is famous for its grapes produce. Once in Turpan Depression， one has a feeling that as if he was in a land of grapes， The Grape Gauge， about 8 kilometers in length， is one with grapevines grown on the slopes of the both sides， and deep into the Gauge， there is a tourist resort， shaded by grapevines and from late June to early October， clusters of grapes hanging overhead and the mineral water flowing from under the rocks make the resort a great attraction. In fact， the city proper itself is one that is surrounded or covered by grapevines. Many streets themselves are vineyards or trellises with grapevines， together with the fruit stands the whole city is a mixture of the fruit orchard and market， since 1990， the Grape festival held in the city becomes a great attraction not only to business people， but people from all over the world.
In history， Turpan was the capital of ancient Gaochang Kingdom (from the sixth century) and later the administration residence of Xizhou. It was a very important juncture on the Silk Road through which the western cultures and Chinese culture encountered and crashed and exchanged. A great many historical sites and cultural relics have remained. And the city is known as a “natural museum of man and culture.
The major tour sites of the area of the Northern Part of South Xijiang centered by Turpan: the Flaming Mountains， the Moon Lake， Grape Gouge， Karez System， the Ruins of ancient City of Jiaohe， the ruins of ancient City of Gaochang， Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves， Emin Minaret， Astan-Kharakhoja Tombs， Sand Dune Park， the Sand Plant Park.