1. With the (rapidly) growing popularity of Internet surfing (computers /cars/mobile phones/pagers/.PDP television/...) in China， the quality of our lives is improving for the better.
2. With the (rapid) growth of our economy (heavy industries/transportation system/market economy/population/private enterprises/housing industry/...)， an increasing number of problems， such as (water shortages/traffic jams/industrial pollution/ waste of energy/desert spreading/...)， are beginning to surface.
3. As the proverb says... (It goes without saying that... /generally speaking，... /It is often said that...)
4. With the (rapid) development of science and technology (market economy/electronic industry/information industry/higher education/...) an increasing number of people come to realize that (knowledge is power/a weak nation has no International prestige/education is of vital importance/...).
5. Currently， there is a widespread concern over drug abuse (high unemployment rate/wildlife extinction/environmental pollution/desertification/organized crime/widespread corruption/energy crisis/water shortages/traffic jams/increasing traffic accidents/... ).