1. Do you think it's necessary to protect ancient buildings?
Yes,I think so. It is said that ancient buildings are history books written on stones. They are the symbol of one country and represent the long history and rich culture of the nation. We can't imagine what Beijing city will be like without the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Even some humble buildings have their own value,like the courtyards and Hutong in Beijing. They should be protected because it's these old buildings,not the skyscrapers, that make a city or country have its own features.
2. Do you think the government has done enough to preserve ancient buildings?
Generally speaking,I think the government has made some efforts to preserve ancient buildings. Some special funds were set up to protect old buildings. Strict regulations were made to punish the action of destroying old buildings.
3. What are the differences between the buildings now and the buildings 20 years ago?
20 years ago the buildings were singlestyled. Almost all the buildings looked the same. They were usually constructed with red bricks and 5 or 6 storeies high. Now the skyscrapers with various shapes can be seen everywhere. Many buildings are designed very finely. And they are multi-functional.