No amount of practice can compare to the real thing, as these HK students found out at the International Competition for Young Debaters.
Where do you get your news? In the age of technology, I'm sure most young people get it through the internet, maybe even through social networking sites.
Hong Kong needs a public healthcare system for animals because the cost of going to a vet is simply too high. A friend of mine who has a dog says it costs him HK$1,000 just for one check-up. That's more than it costs to see a doctor! 
(L-R) Michelle Wong, Elaine Ho, and Mary Lam of Queen Elizabeth School, and Ellery Gopaoco, Vennese Chan, and Charlotte Cheng of Diocesan Girls' School.
Diocesan Girls' School (DGS) defeated Queen Elizabeth School in the second round of the Hong Kong Secondary Schools Debating Competition opposing the motion: "The government should be more concerned about economic stability than universal suffrage."
Students hone their debating skills.
The CityU Discovery & Innovation Debating Challenge 2014 took place on November 22. The event attracted 18 secondary schools from across Hong Kong, with more than 200 students and teachers participating in an array of activities.
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.