TOEFL Essay Topic 129 - A university plans to develop a new research center in your country. Some people want a center for business research. Other people want a center for research in agriculture (farming). Which of these two kinds of research centers do you recommend for your country? Use specific reasons in your recommendation.
There are two kinds of opinions concerning the plan to develop a research center in our country. one is to
There are two kinds of opinions concerning the plan to develop a research center in our country. one is to develop a business research center and the other, a agriculture research center. Taking consideration of the current situation of China, I strongly recommend the former because it will help to solve the ugent problems in our country.
First of all, a business research center will help to develop economy. At present, the global economy is slowing down and there is no evidence indicating that the recovery will come in the near future. The affect must come up soon. For example, our biggest trading partners such as the united states and Japan fall into economic plight. As result, the exportation to those countries and direct investment from them is decreasing. The most important task is how to keep the economy increasing healthy. The center will help to complete this task by developing new business opportunities to increase exporting and helping enterprises adjust theirselves.
Secondly, a business research center will help to solve the problem of unemployment. With the reform of state owned enterprises, more and more workers employed by those enterprises lost their jobs. Our economic reform and adjustment is going into a vital stage. A business research center will help the enterprise figure out and the unemployed people to get a new position in new business field.
Finally, it will help to solve chinese peasant problem. China has a big population. Agriculture problem is always her key rub because nearly 70 percent of her population are peasant, namely, 700million. Now the peasant problem is focused on how 400m peasants can get their jobs who are release from arable lands with the development of new technology. A business research center will help to develop contryside economy in the industrial and service fields which can asorb the enormous number of peasants.
Based on the reasons I present above. I believe a business center will play a stronger role at present than a agriculture research center does. As result, I support the plan to develop a business research center in our country.