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2 March 2012

2nd China National High Schools' English Debating Championship 2012 ( 7th to 14th July), Hangzhou, China‏

Dear Debate Friends,

I am happy to announce that we will be holding the 2nd China National High Schools' English Debating Championship 2012 this summer in the city of Hangzhou, China.

Last year, 32 high school teams from the cities/territories of Macau, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin and Wuxi took part in the inaugural event held at Jinling High School in Nanjing.  This year, we will give you more exciting debates, even better judges, and a lot more fun.  We are holding this event this July in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Hangzhou, which is renowned for its breathtakingly beautiful West Lake. 

We would like to invite your high schools and/or your former high schools to send debate teams to take part in this event. Together, we will celebrate the growth of high school English debating in China and give our young people 7 days of intellectual summer fun and many good memories to bring back to their homes and cities.

This is non-profit debate education project aimed at proliferating debate as a student development activity.

Please help us to spread the word on this event by forwarding this email to high teachers, debate trainers and high school students you know who may be interested to come and join our debate party. 

Below is a summary of the event:

1.  Dates: 7th to 14th July (Arrival on 7th July and Departure on 14th July)

2.  Location: Hangzhou Foreign Languages School, Hangzhou, China

3.  Debate Format : 3-on-3 World Schools' Style 
     (World Schools' Debating Championship or WSDC Debate Format)

4.  Tournament Capacity: 50 to 60 Teams

5.  Schedule: Please see Schedule at our website at :

6.  Tournament Structure

a)  Main Competition  -- For Mainland Chinese High School Teams

b)  International Finals Series -- For High School Teams from Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan, International Schools in China, and the rest of the world

c)  8 Preliminary Rounds of Debates, Octo to Grand Final

d)  High Schools do not need bring along judges as we will be inviting top local/overseas judges to provide quality adjudication

7.  Registration Fee -- 800 Chinese Yuan/RMB per debater/teacher/accompanying judge (excludes hotel accommodation)

8. Registration Deadline: 21st May 2012

9. Registration Method : Send Registration Form A by 21st May 2012 to both these email addresses: 

b)  George Chen at:

10. Social Events

a)  Opening Ceremony/Welcome Dinner
b)  Break Night Dinner & Party 
c)  Grand Final/Closing Ceremony/Awards Presentation/Championship Dinner

11.  Tournament Website

Our Tournament Website is at:

For more information or clarifications, please write to Loke Wing Fatt at:

Thank you.


Ms Tang Meng
Director of Debate, Hangzhou Foreign Languages School, Hangzhou, China

Loke Wing Fatt
Overall-in-charge/Chief Adjudicator
2nd China National High Schools' English Debating Championship 2012
Society for Associated Inter-Tertiary Debaters (SAID)

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