Policy Debate

Nuclear debate grows heated

Kau Yan College and SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School met in the third round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition to debate on the motion: 'Nuclear power (fission) should have a place in Hong Kong's future.'

Thursday, 7 June, 2012, 12:00am

Is nuclear energy the city's future?

In the third round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, Pui Tak Canossian College and St Clare's Girls' School debated the motion 'That nuclear power (fission) should have a place in Hong Kong's future'. Pui Tak agreed with the motion while St Clare's opposed it.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Balancing good and bad in our city

In the second round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College battled Immaculate Heart of Mary College on the motion 'Hong Kong is a great place to live'. YWCA agreed with the motion, while Immaculate Heart of Mary took the opposing view.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Nothing compares to a metaphor

Two teams chose very different weapons when they faced each other in a battle of words. Pentecostal School chose to bombard the enemy with facts and figures, while Fukien Secondary School chose the more subtle, but deadly accurate, metaphor.

And, in this case, victory went to the metaphor.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sparks fly at debate

Debaters from Diocesan Girls' School and TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College reached for the moon at yesterday's grand final debate. But only DGS walked away as the new champions of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition.

Kap Yan, last year's winners, put up an admirable fight, but they lost their title during a rousing debate at Baptist University in Kowloon Tong.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Defence of one-child policy wins day

TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College is now one step away from grabbing the champion's title in the Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition after holding their ground in the semi-final on Tuesday against CCC Kei Yuen College.

The schools debated the motion that 'China should abandon its one-child policy', with Kei Yuen being the affirmative team and Kap Yan taking the negative stance.

16 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Tam Pak Yu's day

In round six of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition division three debate, STFA Tam Pak Yu College matched up against Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School to tackle the motion 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to take care of its poor'. Tam Pak Yu took the affirmative view and Sam Yuk the negative.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Argued with emotion

Better presentation and more convincing arguments helped YWCA Hioe Tjo Yoeng College edge out Christian Alliance Cheng Wing Gee College in the third round of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition.

The schools debated the motion: 'public, performing animal shows are beneficial.' Cheng Wing Gee took the affirmative side and Hioe Tjo Yoeng the negative.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am