Only two weeks remain until registration closes on May 21st for the first annual China Open! This large debate tournament for university students will take place May 28th-30th on the beautiful campus of Xi'an Jiaotong University in China. There are no participation fees; schools are only responsible for their lodging, meals, and transportation. The grand prize includes a debate tour of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
Debaters can choose from English or Mandarin divisions of debate competition or Moot Court competition. So far in the debate competition, 72 teams have registered for the English division and 26 teams have entered in the Mandarin division. Each school is limited to two English debate teams; however, for every Mandarin team entered, each school may enter one additional English team. Both of these divisions will use the Four-Team Parliamentary Debate format, which will be discussed during debate training. Learn more about the debate divisions.
In addition, debaters are encouraged to enter the Moot Court competition. This division will introduce university students to the rule of law, legal representation, court etiquette, techniques, strategies and competition in a simulated courtroom atmosphere. There will also be a full day of training for Moot Court debaters before competition begins. Learn more about the Moot Court division.
Click here and register today to improve your debating skills and compete for the grand prize, for free! To view the tournament schedule, click here. For more information, visit the China Open website.