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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    French book tells only part of the story

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... discussed. There is an extremely vibrant intellectual debate on the mainland about its future and its role in the world. The de Tocqueville discussion is simply part of that. As Martin Jacques, author of the best-selling When China Rules the World, puts it: "This belies the widely-held view in the West that because China is not a Western-style democracy, serious argument and debate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134695/french-book-tells-only-part-story
  2. Confident delivery gives winning school the edge

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Kong'. This was a first-round match in the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. It was adjudicated by Jeff Bell, a NET from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School. Islamic argued ... some advice for the debaters. 'In a debate, it's important to give a good first impression. Debaters tend to be less confident with rebuttals. So it's easier to warm up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742336/confident-delivery-gives-winning-school-edge
  3. Debates heat up for semi-finals

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Stewards Pooi Kei College's hoped-for return to the final of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition was cut short after they fell to Pui Tak Canossian College in the sixth round. The debate was held last Wednesday at Pui Tak Canossian College. It was adjudicated by Karen Margetts, a native English teacher from Aberdeen Baptist Lui Ming Choi College, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731984/debates-heat-semi-finals
  4. Rebuttals give school the edge

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College defeated Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No 2 in the second round of the 11th Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating competition. The winner took the negative side of the motion: 'Hong Kong is protecting children's rights.' The debate took place at Islamic Kasim Tuet on Monday. The contest, jointly organised by the Native English ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713606/rebuttals-give-school-edge
  5. Learning the art of persuasion

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Whining may have worked when you were a child, but not any more. If teenagers want to get what they want, they need to learn the art of persuasion, and debating can help them develop this skill. According to Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating Competition co-ordinator Stan Dyer, the trick to getting your allowance raised or negotiating your 'curfew' is to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691415/learning-art-persuasion
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Pan-democrats’ talks in Shanghai only first step in reform debate with Beijing

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:42pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Outcome suggests Beijing is willing to continue dialogue with pan-democratic camp over 2017 chief executive election, but only up to a point Shanghai talks only the first step Even before pan-democratic lawmakers flew to S ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482505/pan-democrats-talks-shanghai-only-first-step-reform-debate-beijing
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats willing to meet Zhang for ‘open’ debate

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:43am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Invitation for more talks on electoral reform with mainland officials in Hong Kong gets positive response, but with a couple of provisos We'll talk, say pan-democrats, if they'll listen At least 12 pan-democrats have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482063/six-pan-democrats-willing-meet-zhang-open-debate
  8. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts Science students embroiled in plant safety debate The latest public protests over paraxylene (PX) manufacturing followed a disheartening pattern: a local government suddenly unveils the planned project to the public, who in turn demand additional information- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1477045/science-students-embroiled-plant-safety-debate
  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Charles Li calls for a 'rational' debate on dual listings

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 12:19am by Howard Winn

    ... change would need to go through due process. But on the other hand, due process does not dictate refusal to debate the future of our market." You can see where he is going with this. He ... competitiveness, he says. So for all the chat about having a rational debate, Li's discourse does not take the discussion any further and is a restatement of the view that if Hong Kong sticks to one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1467744/charles-li-calls-rational-debate-dual-listings
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Supply more details for better debate on Hong Kong’s future energy mix

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 06:24pm by EDWIN LAU

    ... Edwin Lau Edwin Lau welcomes government's neutral stance on power supply Supply more details for better debate on HK's future fuel mix The Environment Bureau has recently picked ... only just begun, the government could provide more details so environmental groups, and the community in general, could more effectively take part in the debate. Officials should look ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1467014/supply-more-details-better-debate-hong-kongs-future-energy-mix

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