After a close round, a young junior debater nervously laughed and asked: “Wasn’t this a prepared motion at the world championships? Why is it being used as a junior impromptu motion in Hong Kong?” I didn’t answer, but if I had been pressed I would have said: “Because things have changed.”
The winners with their trophy and medals.
Hong Kong is not an international city. More than 90 per cent of the population is Chinese, its culture isn't diverse enough, and its universities have too few international students.
The two teams (from left) Justin Leung, Alpha Wan, and Ryan Yeung, and Audrey, Kristy Leung and Natalie Wong.
Arguments in support of environmentally sensitive areas being added to country parks prove decisive in final of Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition
Champion debators Kenny Chan Long-hei, Peter Yau Hok-sum and Sally Chui Sze-on, of Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School
Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School took home the championship at the NESTA-SCMP Debating competition after defeating SKH Chan Young Secondary School in yesterday's showdown at City University of Hong Kong.
Ho Yuk Ching's winning team of debaters, Chau Suwanan and Vivien Lee during the competition
Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School was defeated by Po Leung Kuk Ho Yuk Ching (1984) College in the Division 2B semi-finals of the 15th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition.
Strong voices in the debate (from left): Debora Spar, Allison Pearson, Zeinab Badawi, Helena Morrissey and Zhang Xin.
Tai tai or tycoon - should women really have to choose? That was the question four leading voices were invited to debate in celebration of International Women's Day. The event was organised by Intelligence Squared Asia, a forum for political, economic and cultural debate.
Jeffrey Ng debates the motion
Po Leung Kuk Ho Yuk Ching (1984) College (PLK) defeated St Stephen's Church College (SSCC) in the third round of division two of the 15th Nesta-SCMP debating competition.
St Mark's debater Ron Yip presents his arguments in favour of a tax on high-calorie foods and drinks
St Mark's School tasted victory over St Catherine School for Girls in the second round (Division Three) of the 15th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition last Friday.
Connie Cheung Yik-sau of St Stephen's disagrees with the land reclamation motion
The Nesta-SCMP debating competition entered its 15th year on Tuesday, with St Stephen's Church College defeating Pui Tak Canossian College in a first-round ...
Angel Cheung (left) of German Swiss International School rebuts
German Swiss International School won the gold division of the Seventh Senior Debating Championship Grand Finals. They opposed the motion "Whistle-blowers ...
Debate organiser Michael Evershed, best speaker Caitlin Fischer (centre), of German Swiss International School, and Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed, the chairperson of the judging panel
German Swiss International School, Island School and Raimondi College won their respective divisions in the Seventh Senior Debating Championship Grand Finals ...