New Beijing, Great Olympics
The 2008 Olympic Game has been the most cheerful and anticipated event throughout Beijing ever since Beijing was rewarded the right to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, yet the focus should be shifted from making a promise to fulfilling the
In my point of view, to bridge the gap between the promise and reality, Beijing still has a long way to go. To begin
with, infrastructure construction should be the primary concern. Such infrastructures as communications and transportation
system and facilities ought to draw our constant attention. First, traffic jam has been an ageold headache in Beijing. The
scene of long queues of vehicles worming their way inch by inch will surely cause great incontinence, and blemish the image
of the city meanwhile. Next, to add enchantment to convenience, overall cityplanning is indispensable. Time permitting, a
redesign of city layout and adjustment of architectural style would provide a better environment for fostering the
characteristic, blending, oriental elegance with international grandeur, will tower aloft among surrounding architectures. To
achieve such effect, Beijing shall solicit opinions from firstrate architects and make an overall plan. Thirdly, quality of
the population should be improved. To make an international metropolis, both “hardware” and “software” are important.
However, Rome was not built in a day. To carry out the promise of “New Beijing, Great Olympics”, deeds speak louder than words.