Debating

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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.”
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Ben Chan Chi-yuen from Po Kok Secondary School speaks as his teammates Sam Lo Ho-sum and Dada Ngai Mei-suet look on.
CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School and Po Kok Secondary School battled in the second round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. The schools debated ...
The YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College team (from left) Gloria Chang, Chloe Ng Hing-yu and Nicole Law Ching prepare their arguments supporting the motion.
In the second round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College battled Immaculate Heart of Mary College on the motion ...
St Mark's student Katie Or raises an issue during the Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition at St Mark's School in Shau Kei Wan. Katie was named the debate's best speaker.
Hong Kong's virtues as a great place to live were up for debate last Thursday when St Mark's School and True Light Middle School met in the second ...
Gary Lai Cheung-ka, Didi Cheung Che-cheung and Wilson Tse Siu-hang, of STFA Leung Kau Kui College, who argued in support of the motion, in discussion during the competition.
The motion for the first round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition was "Hong Kong teenagers are too attached to electronic gadgets".
(From left) Vanezza Loren, Angus Tsang Ho-hin and Vince Patrick Tan of Fukien Secondary School work on their plan of attack.
Two teams chose very different weapons when they faced each other in a battle of words. Pentecostal School chose to bombard the enemy with facts and ...
The grande finale participants and runners-up in all three divisions of the 12th Nesta-SCMP debating competition received their awards yesterday.
Debaters from Diocesan Girls' School and TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College reached for the moon at yesterday's grand final debate. But only DGS walked away ...
Nicola Wan Shun-yu, of SKH Chan Young Secondary School's winning team, speaks against the motion "Occupy Wall Street protest movements do more harm than good" during the debate.
SKH Chan Young Secondary School beat Ning Po College to be crowned Division Three champions in the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition on Tuesday.
Alex Fung, Grace Chung and Jonathan Chan from TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College compare notes during the semi-finals of the 12th Nesta-SCMP debating competition.
TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College is now one step away from grabbing the champion's title in the Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition after holding their ground ...
Nicole Liu, of Diocesan Girls' School, who was named best speaker of the debate.
Debaters from Diocesan Girls' School (DGS) and CCC Ming Kei College put judges in a tough spot on Tuesday.
Justin Ma argues for Ning Po College.
Nuclear power was on everyone's mind at the debate at the Mariners' Club in Tsim Sha Tsui last month. Ning Po College in Kwun Tong and STFA Tam Pak Yu College ...