学习啦【英语文摘】 编辑：韦彦 发布时间：2016-08-30
china should further develope nuclear energy, because nuclear power currently accounts for only 2% of the total generating capacity. the proportion is in 30th among all nuclear-capable countries, which is almost the lowest. in march 2011, after the accident of japanese nuclear power station, china stopped its nuclear energy development, with approvals for new nuclear power plants suspended, and national nuclear safety inspection carried out. examine and approval has been restored carefully since october, 2012.
with the improvement of technology and safety measures, the possibility of nuclear accidents can be dropped to a minimum extent. in other words, the nuclear energy can be exploited and utilized safely。
china's education workers have realized for a long time the importance of reading to the country. since 2003 some of them have suggested that a national reading day be set up . they stressed that people should read good books, especially the classic ones. through reading, people can better learn to be grateful, responsible and cooperate with others. however, the purpose of education is to cultivate these basic qualities. reading is particularly important for primary and middle school students. if they don’t develop the interest of reading during this crucial period, it is difficult to get into the habit of reading later。
in order to promote equity in education, china has invested 36 billion yuan to improve educational facilities in rural areas and strengthen the rural compulsory education in the central and western regions of china. these funds were used to improve teaching facilities and buy books, so that more than 160,000 primary and secondary schools have benefited from it. funds are also used to purchase music and painting equipments. now children in rural and mountainous areas can also have music and painting lessons as children in coastal cities. some who transferred to city schools for a better education now come back to the local rural schools.
The world-renowned Silk Road is a series of routes connecting the East and the West. It extended more than 6,000 kilometers. The Silk Road was named after ancient China’s silk trade which played an important role in the civilization development of China, South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. It was through the Silk Road that papermaking, gunpowder, compass and printing of the four great inventions of ancient China were introduced around the world. Similarly, Chinese silk, tea and porcelain spread all over the world. Europe also exported various goods and plants through the Silk Road to meet the needs of the Chinese market.
Since ancient times, the Chinese people usually celebrate harvest in the Mid-Autumn, which is similar to the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving in the North America. The Mid-Autumn has become popular all over China in the Early Tang Dynasty. The Mid-Autumn Festival, celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, is a day for worshiping the moon. At that day, family members get together and enjoy the bright moon in the sky at night. In 2006, the Mid-Autumn was listed as a China cultural heritage, and in 2008 designated as a public holiday. The moon cake, an indispensable food of the Festival, is often used as a gift for relatives and friends or enjoyed in the family party. Traditional moon cakes are imprinted with Chinese characters with such meanings as “longevity”, “happiness” or “harmony”.