There are always news about how many betrothal gifts a man has to prepare to get a bride in China. In fact, this is not only happened in China, many less developed countries also have the same problem. Though the marriage is about two families but only two people in love, but I can't agree that the groom have to paid overload to the bride's family to get marry.
The betrothal gifts in the old time of China were given to the parents in law by the groom to thank them for having been taking care the bride, and after being marry, the bride would have very few chances to come back to see them. So the betrothal gift was also called “bride price”. But this is not suitable for today’s situation. The young couple will always visit the parents and support them, it is unfair for the man to pay much money to the parents in law anymore.
On the other hand, the bride’s parents requirement too much bride price would rise the conflict between two families and then hurt feelings of the young couple. The marriage would come to a crisis.
Two people get marry should be based on love, not doing business. They have their own life to go on, the parents should give them the best blessings, not obstacles. The sound betrothal gifts and enough love, the marriage will have a wonderful start.
On Academic Honesty
In recent years, the problem of academic fraud has become increasingly serious on university campuses and more and more people voice growing concern over it.
Such a phenomenon has brought many unfavorable consequences. To begin with, there is no doubt that it has blocked the country's scientific development. Second, the confession of some reputable professors that they have plagiarized others works seriously undermines the public trust in intellectual integrity. Last but not least, scholars lacking in professional integrity exert a bad influence on young students, who followed the trend instead of pursuing innovation.
It is more than necessary that all the relevant departments join in the efforts to fight against this notorious phenomenon. As to the administrations concerned, it is high time for them to take effective measures to curb the misconduct and encourage creativity in academic field. More over, it is crucial for the government to oversee the work of researchers. Only when every member of the society realizes the harm brought by academic dishonesty can we put an end to the abominable practice.
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第二段列举了这一现象的危害。第一，它阻碍了国家的科学发展;第二，一些颇有声望的教授剽窃他人著作，降低了公众学术的可信任度;第三，这种学者对年轻 学生有很坏的影响。第二点中that引导同位语从句解释说明confession的内容，第三点中who引导定语从句修饰young students，多种从句的使用使句子更为紧凑严谨。