BEIHANG WORLD DEBATE ACADEMY July 2014, Beijing, China
THW TELEVISE EXECUTIONS. demo
This House would support “Tiger Parenting.” (Tiger Parenting is strict, demanding and pushes children to high levels of achievement.) PRACTICE 1
THBT ZOOS SHOULD BE CLOSED. PRACTICE 2
THBT PROSTITUTION SHOULD BE LEGALIZED PRACTICE 3
THW legalize the sale and purchase of human organs practice 4
THW ban companies from advertising their products in a sexualized manner practice 5
THBT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE EVERY CITIZEN WITH FREE INTERNET ACCESS. PRACTICE 6
THBT digital communication is more important to humanity than face-to-face contact. PRACTICE 7
THBT PARENTS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BEAT THEIR CHILDREN. RD 1
THW close all "after-school" cram schools RD 2
THW abolish all restrictions on immigration between Hong Kong and Mainland China RD 3
THW require all Internet users to use their real names. RD 4
A Computer Operated Police (or C.O.P) Machine is a non-autonomous humanoid domestic drone currently being developed by the State to carry out operations deemed to be too dangerous for human officers. They are remote operated and fully armed. Motion: TH supports the deployment, throughout the Police Force, of robot police/C.O.P.s. round 5
QUARTERFINAL - THBT WESTERN NATIONS SHOULD PAY REPARATIONS TO CHINA FOR CRIMES COMMITTED DURING THE OPIUM WARS OF THE 19TH CENTURY
FIRST: ENGLAND VS. CHINA 1839-1842
Europe wanted to trade for silk, spices and tea. China did not want European goods. England smuggled in addictive opium to create demand by China for this narcotic. China resisted and England went to war. China signed treaty to end the war and England got Hong Kong as their colony. Still, China did not want European goods.
SECOND: ENGLAND, FRANCE, USA, RUSSIA VS. CHINA 1856-1860
Second war involved invasion and burning of Summer Palaces. Treaty forced on China legalized opium, gave trade privileges to Westerners, allowed human trafficking of Chinese citizens to the West as workers, China had to pay huge sum of money to Western nations.
SEMIFINAL - THBT NATIONALISM IS A VIRTUE
Nationalism, political or social philosophy in which the welfare of the nation-state as an entity is considered paramount. Nationalism is basically a collective state of mind or consciousness in which people believe their primary duty and loyalty is to the nation-state.
Virtue , quality of good in human conduct.
FINAL - THBT EARTH SHOULD NOT MAKE CONTACT WITH EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
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