Chinese debating team shines in intervarsity debate competition
22 Feb 2016
The HKBU Chinese debating team excelled in the first intervarsity debate competition organised by the Hong Kong (Asia) Youth Association Limited that was held recently. Competing with nine local tertiary institutions, the 14-member team performed brilliantly with its strong team spirit and successfully won the championship after three rounds of vigorous contests. Team member Martin Wu (Chinese Language and Literature, Year 2), Bobby Yau (China Studies – Geography, Year 2) and Wong Man-lung (China Studies, Year 1) were named the Best Debater respectively in the contests.
In the preliminary contests and semifinal, the HKBU team beat The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The Hong Kong Institute of Education respectively. Team member Martin Wu, Bobby Yau and Wong Man-lung captured the Best Debater awards respectively in different rounds of the contest.
The HKBU team met its opponent – City University of Hong Kong – in the final and put forward persuasive arguments against the motion “Young people to gain more life experience by starting a business than getting a job”. The HKBU team was crowned champion with a score of 3 to 2 while Martin Wu was selected as the Best Debater once again for his outstanding performance in the final contest.
Eunice Chau (Sociology, Year 2), President of the Chinese debating team, was delighted that the team achieved such a good result in the competition. She said: “The team members have taken a good guiding role this time, leading nine newly joined Year 1 students to take part in the competition. This also provides us a good opportunity to train our members so that they will be well prepared for another upcoming annual intervarsity debate contest.”