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CIE Students Compete at the United Asian Debating Championship in Bali

07 Jul, 2015

Three CIE students, SOO Chun Kwan, SUN Tiana, and CHING Tsz Lok, participated in the recent United Asian Debating Championship (UADC) held in Bali, Indonesia from 4 to12 June. The UADC, which is the biggest annual parliamentary debate tournament in Asia, was held this year at Udayana University and attracted the participation of 92 teams from 44 institutions across Asia. Students debated a wide range of topics including economic development, gender equality, internet policy, civil rights, refugee policy, and geopolitics.

According to Dr. Lucas Scripter, CIE Lecturer and Debate Trainer, “the trip was a milestone for the CIE Debate Club, which has made great strides in a short period of time. Although the CIE Debate Club was just recently formed, CIE students have already competed at two international tournaments. We are looking forward to an exciting future.”

One of the CIE debaters at the Bali tournament, CHING Tsz Lok, Stephen (Journalism Concentration Studies, Year 1) remarked on how the tournament experience helped him improve his persuasive speaking skills and better engage with his opponents. As he remarked, “UADC was the start, not the end of the story.” The team is looking forward to an exciting season ahead.