UM Mandarin Debating Team – Demo Debate Contest was held successfully
UM Mandarin Debating Team – Demo Debate Contest was successfully held last Friday (25 August 2023). This demo contest attracted the enthusiastic participation of over 200 audience members, demonstrating the passion of students at the university for debate and their desire for knowledge exploration.
The competition adopted a four-against-one debate format, with four debaters from the team versus their coach Dr. Liu Jingjing. The participating debaters were Hong Bingjing from FED and CKLC, Xiong Yunjie from FED and MCMC, Lai Lok Lam from FBA and LCWC and Zhang Yupeng from FAH and CKLC. Following the audience vote, the coaching team emerged as the winner with a vote advantage of 90 to 50. The debate topic for this competition was “Should we embark on an irreversible adventure,” which sparked intense debates and garnered extensive attention from the audience. The debaters showcased excellent debating skills and thinking abilities, exploring the merits and drawbacks of embarking on an irreversible adventure from different perspectives, challenging traditional notions and prompting the audience to contemplate and explore the concept of adventure. They demonstrated outstanding debate skills, thinking abilities, and proficiency in Mandarin expression.
The selection of this debate topic aims to encourage the audience to contemplate the relationship between adventure and comfort, igniting their courage and enthusiasm in breaking through themselves and seeking new experiences. At the same time, through the format of debate, we hope to cultivate students’ ability in critical thinking and analytical judgment when facing complex issues. The active thinking and participation of the audience injected more vitality and significance into this performance competition. Through such activities, we hope to further stimulate students’ interest in debate, as well as enhance their abilities in critical thinking and oral expression.