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China Open 2012
25 May 2012 - 27 May 2012
孙艳, Eric Davis and Robert Trapp
On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to sincerely invite you to participate in the
3rd Annual China Open Debate Championships held from May 25 to May 27, 2012. The China
Open is IDEA’s (International Debate Education Association) premier international
competition in China, aiming at contributing to thriving debate communities in China and
encouraging interactions among debaters. Colleges and universities from every part of China
and from outside China are invited and encouraged to join the event.
The first two China Debate Opens were successfully held in Xi’an (2010) and Qinhuangdao
(2011). This year’s China Open will move to Shanghai and will be hosted by Shanghai
University of Finance and Economics (SUFE). The China Open will feature a diverse group of
trainers, competitors and judges.
The tournament offers British Parliamentary Debate (BP Debate) as well as Moot Court.
British Parliamentary debates will be divided into Mandarin and English divisions. Moot Court
will be conducted in English. IDEA and SUFE are committed to establishing the China Open
2012 as one of China’s best debate events, one that is rewarding for all involved.
Although with a relatively young history, British Parliamentary debate has been spreading fast
across mainland Chinese universities in recent years. We are honored to host this year's
competition to get Chinese debaters further engaged in BP debate, and to provide a platform,
on which every debater, judge, and educator can have intellectual discussion, intercultural
exchange as well as mutual understanding.
We have been working hard to make it a most enjoyable China Open for all participants.
- Team Cap: 200 teams (All three divisions).
- As usual, no registration fee is charged, but expenses of lodging and accommodations are borne by participants themselves.
- Tournament Dates: May 25 – 27, 2012.
- Registration Time：from May 24 to 12:00 noon of May 25
- All tournament debates are held in the main SUFE campus on the Guoding Road.
- Participants who need assistance in booking hotel rooms nearby the SUFE campus will have to send email firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices for a standard hotel room range from
200 to 300 RMB per day.
- Shanghai is a paradise for sightseeing and shopping. The usual tourist resorts include Yu Yuan Garden, the New Bund and the Expo Center. Nanjing Road and Huaihai Road are busy shopping areas, where you can see and experience the Shanghai Culture.
- Official Website: http://willamette.edu/cla/debate/events/2011_2012/ChinaOpen2012.html (Online registration at http://forensictournament.net)
To well ensure the number and the quality of judges and to benefit all debaters, we warmly
welcome experienced debaters and to join us as judges. Please contact us if you are willing to
For details on transportation and accommodation, please refer to 孙艳, email address:
We look forward to seeing you in Shanghai. If you have any questions or concerns you can
contact us at: email@example.com
孙艳 and Eric Davis, Local Hosts
Robert Trapp, Tournament Director