The HKBU Student Union Mandarin Debate Team won the championship at the Interuniversity Mandarin Debate Competition this year. The HKBU team had won four preliminaries before the final contest in early April. It is delighted to learn that Chen Zihan (Biology, Year 1) was named the Best Debater in the first round.
The motion for the final between HKBU (proposing) and City University of Hong Kong (opposing) was “Should the Hong Kong media take a neutral stance during the chief executive election?”. Meng Jiacong (Biology, Year 1), Li Zihan (Biology, Foundation Year) and other team members represented HKBU in the final.
Team leader Meng Jiacong said, “All of us are excited about the outstanding results. The topic for the motion challenged us to conduct in-depth analysis of the media’s stance during the election. We were enlightened by the comments of the judges. We are looking forward to winning more championships through teamwork and cooperation.”
The interuniversity debate competition, with teams from the nine local universities participating, is held every year to facilitate communication among undergraduates as well as to enhance ties between the universities.