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Results & Report of the 2nd China National High School Debating Championships 2012, July 2012
Submitted by Colm Flynn on 23 July 2012
The 2nd China National High School Debating Championships 2012 was held from 7th to 14th July at the prestigious Hangzhou Foreign Languages School (HFLS) in the beautiful city of Hangzhou, China. A total of 52 high school teams (an increase 20 teams from last year's event) from 6 Chinese cities, Nanjing, Chengdu, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Ningbo, and Shanghai competed in 8 World Schools Style Preliminary Rounds from 9th to 11th July. 16 teams advanced to the Octo-Finals on 12th July.
In the Grand Final, Team Fat Boy from Hangzhou Foreign Languages School from Hangzhou City, comprising Lucy Chen, David Zhang and Shirley Xiong, defeated Team Two Rivers from Chengdu Foreign Languages School on a 4 to 3 majority vote. The Best Speaker of the Grand Final was Peter Yang of Chengdu Foreign Languages School. The debate motion for the Grand Final was "This House would ban corporations from donating to political campaigns."
The Best Speaker of the Tournament was Ms Ann Shen Chong of Nanjing Foreign Languages School from the city of Nanjing, China..
I would like to thank the following key people for making this annual national high school debate event a smoothly organised one full of excellent debates adjudicated by a pool of high quality invited judges, great social events and great times for the 150-odd Chinese high school students:
Conveners: Ms Tang Meng and Ms Anna Sun
Tournament Director: George Chen
Deputy Tournament Directors: Sally Feng, Sufey Chen and Kasi Dean
Deputy Chief Adjudicators: Mr Sam Nelson, Director of Debate/Forensics at Cornell University, Ms Emily Zhang of Cornell University and Mr Michael Hsiao of University of British Columbia
Tabulation Directors: George Chen of Hong Kong University, Low Kim Heng of SAID in Singapore and Zheng Bo of Tsinghua University
Registration Directors: George Chen and Elliot Shi
Invited Independent Judges: Ms Sufey Chen, Ms Athena Liu, Mr Tom Tung, Mr Low Kim Heng, Mr Neo Shao, Ms Nicki Liu, Mr Ted Cheng, Ms Rowena Wu, Mr Jiang Yufei, Mr Guo Lingfeng, Mr Hong Yiming, Mr Rex Luo, Ms Chanel Chan, Ms Aris Wang, Ms Libby Ruan, Mr Pavel Tang, Ms Carrie Li, Mr Kevin Wang, Ms Amy Wu, Ms Li Shu, Mr Elliot Shi, Ms Sally Feng, Ms Sophie Zhang, Ms Eunice Yu, Li Tianmin, Ms Tang Meng, Ms Phyliss Qian, Mr Woo Chian Lim, Mr Yang Cheng Cheng, Ms Renee Wong, Ms Huang He, Mr Alcal Wang, Mr Benjamin So, Mr Sam Nelson, Ms Emily Zhang, Mr Michael Hsiao. Mr George Chen, Mr Zheng Bo, and Ms Kasi Dean
The 3rd China National High School Debating Championships 2013 will be held in late July 2013 at Nanjing Foreign Languages School in the city of Nanjing, China.
The full Results of the event and the Debate Motions are below:
16 Breaking Teams:
1. Memeda (Semi-Finalist)
2. Two Rivers (Grand-Finalist)
3. Bazahei (Quarter-Finalist)
4. Fat Boy (Champion)
5. Deja Vu (Quarter-Finalist)
6. Fountain Head (Semi-Finalist)
7. Phoenix (Octo-Finalist)
8. Go! (Quarter-Finalist)
9. Missing Mocking Birds (Octo-Finalist)
10. Deathly Hallows (Quarter-Finalist)
11. Dr Hannibal Lecter (Octo-Finalist)
12. Comrade Napoleon (Octo-Finalist)
13. Trio (Octo-Finalist)
14. Xiong (Octo-Finalist)
15. SBs (Octo-Finalist)
16. A to Z (Octo-Finalist)
Best Speakers of the Tournament:
1. Ann Shen Chong (NFLS), Nanjing, Team Memeda
2. Peter Yang (CFLS), Chengdu, Team Two Rivers
3. Yin Meiran (NFLS), Nanjing, Team Memeda
4. Will Zhang Wei (HFLS), Hangzhou, Team Bazahei
5. Shirley Xiong Jianing (HFLS), Hangzhou, Team Fat Boy
6. Johnny Chen Jingtian (HFLS), Hangzhou, Team Fountain Head
7. Michael Xu (HFLS), Hangzhou, Team New Territory
8. Lu Yucheng (ex-NFLS), Nanjing, Team New Territory
9. Gollum Yang (CFLS), Chengdu, Team Two Rivers
9. Tina Hu (NFLS), Nanjing, Team Go!
10. Xie Pancho (CFLS), Chengdu, Team Crossy Kids
10 Special Awards:
1. Most Enthusiastic Debater Award: Wang Yiming
2. Most Stylish Debater Award: Wei Kerui
3. Most Humourous Debater Award: Michael Xu
4. Most Public-Spirited Debater Award: Lu Yucheng
5. Most Improved Debater Award: An Peibo
6. Most Charismatic Debater Award: Zhao Junhan
7. Most Loveable Debater Award: Tony Chen
8. Most Likely to be a Leader Award: Tina Hu
9. Most Admired Debater Award: Chen Silin
10. Most Knowledgeable Debater Award: Wang Zhengjie
Round 1 Women's Issues
This House would promote women higher and faster in employment situations as a matter of government policy.
Round 2 Arts
This House would make public funding for the arts available for the production of video games.
Round 3 Education
This House would test teachers regularly.
Round 4 Rights
This House would encourage its citizens to break laws in other countries that violate human rights.
Round 5 Popular Culture
This House would teach the appreciation of popular culture in schools.
Round 6 Medical Ethics
This house would criminalize healthcare workers who flee from work during a contagious epidemic.
Round 7 Social Dilemmas
This House believes that, upon death, every person’s body should revert to the State for scientific use, or for organ donation, depending on necessity.
Round 8 Sexuality
This House would ban clinics that claim to cure homosexuality.
Octo-Finals: International Affairs
This House believes that the U.S. should stop the use of military drones in Pakistan.
Quarter-Finals: Criminal Justice
This House would ban the hiring of private criminal defence lawyers.
This House believes that States should no longer support, fund or operate religious schools.
Grand Final Politics
This House would ban corporations from donating to political campaigns.
This House would ban advertisements which affirm gender roles.
2. Good Governance
This House believes that it is acceptable for politicians to personally profit from their positions of governmental power.
This House would subsidize eco-friendly consumer choices.
Thank you for reading!
Loke Wing Fatt
Chief Adjudicator & Overall-In-Charge
2nd China National High School Debating Championships 2012
Head Coach & Manager, Team China WSDC
Society for Associated Inter-Tertiary Debaters (SAID)
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