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May . 2011                 Spring Edition            ISSUE 22


Migrant Workers Getting Higher Pay than College Graduates

There is a growing phenomenon in China: migrant workers with low education levels are earning higher pay than college graduates. Different people hold different ideas regarding this situation. Some think it is unfair for uneducated people to be earning more than people with degrees. Others disagree, because the work migrant workers do is often dangerous. My point of view is the following.

The first thing I want to say is: we all play different roles on the stage of life, and people in all walks of life are equal. So no matter what job you have, just do your best. Many factors might lead to migrants earning more than college graduates. For example, our government is putting a lot of emphasis on improving the living standards of migrant workers. What’s more, many universities are now expanding their recruiting, meaning more and more people are getting degrees every year.

Although college graduates face fierce competition, they are reluctant to take the big step of flocking to major cities to compete for high-end jobs. So it is the migrant workers who take the hardest step and should therefore get higher pay. We should also believe that only those equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills can get good jobs and high pay, and people who create more deserve higher pay.

The above, then, is my opinion about this phenomenon. I think it is fair for migrant workers to get higher pay than college graduates. What you have achieved accounts for what you have received.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                 Yang Yan

                   Class 2 ,Grade 3 English Department

ChildhoodUndoubtedly, everyone has their own childhood, whether it be happy or unhappy. I had my own childhood, and it left me with a deep impression of happiness.

I grew up in a small town, which was a place of great natural beauty. My parents used to take me out into the fields to be close to nature, and to feel the breath of the natural world. Sitting on the land, listening to the voice of the blowing wind and the singing of the birds, I would look up at the blue sky and see geese flying past. It was like I was in another world.

Happy childhoods are carefree. When I was a child, a piece of sugar, a butterfly, even a beautiful stone would give me a long feeling of gladness. In the springtime, when everything was beginning to flourish, the trees would become green, and many different kinds of flowers would come out. My friends and I would pick wildflowers to decorate our classrooms, sit in the streams every day, and climb on trees.

In the summer, we would swim together. We spent summer afternoons having competitions to see who could catch the most dragonflies and butterflies. The loser was always punished by having to sing or dance.

In the fall, we would picnic together. The fall was also harvest season, and we had to help our parents reap the crops. The happiest thing of all was picking red dates, then eating them.  After fall came winter. My hometown gets snow in the winter, so we would make snowmen and have snowball fights.

Time goes by quickly, and in the blink of an eye, I was a university student. Now I work hard every day, and do not have as much time for play as I used to. But at the same time, I have learned how to be optimistic and keep the beautiful memories of my childhood as fresh as ever.

Bai Ya

椭圆:  Class 4 ,Grade 2 English Department

There are many different kinds of food in China. In fact, Chinese food is famous and popular all over the world. Many foreigners like Chinese food very much.

Among the many different kinds of Chinese food are Cantonese food, Sichuan food, Shanghai food, Hunan food, and so on. Generally speaking, Cantonese food is a bit light, Sichuan food is very spicy, Shanghai food tends to be rather oily, and Hunan dishes have a strong, hot taste. Many Chinese dishes, such as Mapo Toufu, steamed fish, sweet and sour pork, and spring rolls are delicious, and well-known outside China.

Different people have different tastes, and Chinese cuisine offers great variety. In the south of China we have rice every day, and sometimes we have it two or three times a day. We usually eat rice with fish, meat, and vegetables. However, in the north of China, people eat a lot of noodles and dumplings.

My father likes dumplings very much, but my mother does not like them at all. I like spring rolls, but my favorite food is meat. No matter who you are or what your tastes are, you are sure to find something to love in China’s marvelous cuisine.

 


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