Tuesday, May 31, 2011

170 teams registered for China Open!

As the China Open approaches this weekend, we are excited that we have 170 teams registered for the tournament! There will be 60 teams debating in the Mandarin-language BP division and 110 teams debating in the English-language division. This is a great turnout for the tournament. You can see the tournament's webpage here.

More information and results later.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

#UADC2011 Grand Final Video

NUS 1 vs UPD 1 on the motion THW never offer amnesty to heads of state in the midst of possible regime change.

#UADC2011 EFL Finals Video

Government: Bakrie 1 vs Opposition: LSPR 1. Motion: This house believe that regional proximity should be prioritized when handing out aid.

#UADC2011 Semi Finals Videos

NUS 2 v.s NUS 1

UPD2 v.s. UPD1

Saturday, May 21, 2011

#UADC2011 Quarter Finals Videos

THW make the raising of business and labour standards a prerequiste for development aid.

LSPR 1 v.s. Tokyo 1

NTU 1 v.s UPD 2

DLSU 1 v.s. UPD 1

#UADC2011 Octofinals Videos

NUS1 vs ADMU 3. THW discontinue all Black Operations

DLSU 2 v.s. DLSU 1

UPD3 vs UPD1

FOLC1 v.s. UPD2

#UADC2011 Double-Octofinals Videos


RVCE1 v.s. DLSU 2

UT Mara3 & NTU3

JG15 NTU1 v.s. UCTI1

#UADC2011 Round 8 Videos

UPM3 v.s. BINUS1

BIPED 1 vs BJUT2. This house preferes a secular autocracy to a fundemantelist democracy

Round 8 Room JM11

Friday, May 20, 2011

#UADC2011 Round 7 Videos

BJUT1 v.s. NUDT1

Teams to be determined

TWEDS1 v.s. PKU1

Thursday, May 19, 2011

#UADC2011 Round 6 Videos

BFSU 2 vs IIT 1Motion:THBT China should leave the WTO.

Teams and motion to be determined.

#UADC2011 Round 5 Videos

TFSU 1 vs CFS 2. Motion: This house celebrates the willingness of women to be 'sluts'

Teams and motion to be determined

#UADC2011 Round 4 Videos


#UADC2011 Round 4: CITYU 1 vs CUHK 3. Motion: This house would not grant citizenship at birth to the children of foreigners on domestic soil.

TWEDS 1 v.s. SZU 1

#UADC2011 Round3 Videos

CUHK1 v.s. VREC1 Motion:THW BAN Adult entertainment from casinos

BLCU 1 vs UMAC 2. This house believes that it is wrong to raise money for social welfare through national lotteries


JNU2 v.s. PKU2

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

#UADC2011 Round2 Videos

Round 2: CHUK 2 vs BINUS1. Motion: THBT copyright of visual media belongs to the subject and not the photographer.

Motion and teams to be determined

Motion and teams to be determined

#UADC2011 Round1 Videos

Motion: THW not allow minors to be involved in politics. Teams to be determined.

ITT 1 vs CHUK 3. Motion: This house regrets the practice of 'tiger' parenting

Motion and teams to be determined.

Motion and teams to be determined.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Canglong Cup in Wuhan, China

From April 21-24, IDEA helped organize and train at the Canglong Cup in Wuhan, China. The event, held at the Hubei School of Economics, consisted of one day of training and two days of competition.

The event had two divisions: English BP debate and Mandarin BP debate. Both divisions were very well-attended with 40 teams participating in English and 24 in Mandarin.

The motions for the event were:
  • Demo Debate (English and Mandarin): THW abolish the one child policy.
  • Round 1: THW end manned spaceflight.
  • Round 2: THW give the death penalty to people who endanger the safety of the public food supply.
  • Round 3: THBT NATO should use ground forces to support the rebels in Libya.
  • Round 4: THW make it a crime for scholars to commit plagiarism.
  • Semi-finals (English and Mandarin): THW ban non-essential cosmetic surgery
  • English Finals: THW increase the number of permanent members on the UN Security Council
  • Mandarin Finals: THBT citizens should be able to veto their government’s decision to build a nuclear power plant near their city.

Many thanks to the organizer, Isabel from HBUE, and trainers Yang Ge and Rowena from China and Michael Baer from the US. Here are a few photos - more photos and results will come soon!