Natural Gas Output in China
As can be seen from the above graph, there have been a steady increase in the output of natural gas since 1999. In 1999, there was only 15.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas produced in China. After that, almost every year witnessed a steady increase by 0.5 billion cubic meters. By 2013, the output had increased to 17.5 billion cubic meters, an increase by about 13% over that of 1999.
There are many factors leading to this sharp increase in its output. To name only a few, the first one is the convenience and cleanness in itself which meet the demands of housewives for daily use and thus stimulate its output increase. The second one is that there has been an increasingly great demand for fuel resources from industries and factories because of the rapid economic growth in China.
In conclusion, we can safely predict the output will continue to increase in the foreseeable future because of the greater demands for it.Talent Show
Nowadays, talent shows have occupied a good proportion of screen time. Participants compete in various fields, such as singing, acting and cat walking, etc. The winners not only get grand prix but also gain promising career prospects in the entertainment industry. People hold diversified opinion about talent shows. According to a survey conducted in X city, 59% of the interviewees believed that they did more good than harm, whereas 41% opposed it.
The people in favor of the shows believe that they have given participants an equal chance to bring forth their talents. Talent shows in general provide a platform for people who want to stand in the spotlight. Besides, such programs are usually interactive with audience who vote out the winners. Despite the economic gains, many people dislike such contests, holding that the vulgar competition encourages an unhealthy thinking among the young people of becoming famous overnight.
In my opinion, talent shows are no doubt a commercial success and an entertainment feast. And it is all too easy to label them as "vulgar" or "biased". Though I do have some reservation towards them, I believe that the programs themselves are not harmful, as long as run properly and viewed with a light heart of enjoyment.