UM Mandarin Debating Team won the third place at the “Youth Voices, International Chinese Smoking Control Debate Tournament”
The UM Mandarin Debating Team achieved the honor of third place in the recent “Youth Voices, International Chinese Smoking Control Debate Tournament” which took place in Beijing, China. The debate tournament was jointly organized by the Peking University Student Debate Association and the Peking University Student Health Communication Association. A total of 12 international teams participated, including Peking University, Renmin University of China, Wuhan University, Tianjin University, Shandong University, Nankai University, China University of Political Science and Law, Guangxi Medical University, Monash University, Hong Kong Baptist University, the London College Joint Team and the University of Macau (in no particular order).
The contest aimed to actively encourage young people to participate in shaping a “smoke-free culture” through debating. The outstanding performance of the University of Macau team attracted the attention of judges and spectators. In the preliminary rounds, participants Wang Hao Ran from FAH and CKYC, Xiong Yunjie from FED and MCMC and Lei Junyan from FST represented the University of Macau. They engaged in a splendid debate on the topic of “Public places’ smoking ban relies more on venue operators’ management/law enforcement supervision”. In the semifinals, Xiong Yunjie, Chen Caixuan from FSS and MLC, and Chi Jingyu from FBA and MCMC continued to fight for the contest. They demonstrated profound academic knowledge and a sincere sense of social responsibility on the topic of “In today’s society, young students should not accept financial donations from tobacco companies”, fully showcasing the strength and influence of the University of Macau in the field of debate.
After the contest, members from the debating team were interviewed by the organizers. They mentioned that they extensively collected data during the preparation process and achieved excellent results in the intense competition through teamwork and in-depth research. They expressed great pride and satisfaction in winning the third place among such strong international teams. They also emphasized that the competition was not only a learning experience but also a reconsideration of the importance of smoking control issues. They hope to contribute to the promotion of smoking control through their efforts. The outstanding performance of the University of Macau in the “Youth Voices, International Chinese Smoking Control Debate Tournament” injected new vitality into global smoking control campaigns. It is believed that the University of Macau will continue to achieve more outstanding results in various fields and contribute more to social development in the future.
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