All Asian Debate Championships 2008
ROUND ONE: ENERGY
This House believes that biofuels do more harm than good.
This House supports the privatization of all energy production and distribution.
This House would no longer price oil in US dollars.
ROUND TWO: 21st CENTURY
This House advocates human colonization of outer space.
This House would restrict research and development of artificial intelligence.
This House believes that humanity will not reach the 22nd Century.
ROUND THREE: MARRIAGE
This House would allow both men and women to have multiple spouses.
This House would allow divorce for any reason.
This House would eliminate age restrictions for marriage.
ROUND FOUR: ANIMAL RIGHTS
This House would abolish zoos.
This House would make the fur trade illegal.
This House would not eat whales and sharks.
ROUND FIVE: SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
This House would not enforce labor laws on SMEs.
This House believes that trade liberalization hurts SMEs.
This House believes that SMEs should not be allowed to hire foreign workers.
ROUND SIX: GENDER RELATIONS
This House would recognize choice of gender identity as a fundamental human right.
This House would disqualify transsexuals from professional sporting events.
This House would reserve one-third of seats for women in national legislatures.
ROUND SEVEN: EDUCATION
This House believes that standardized testing is the enemy of learning.
This House prefers need based higher education scholarships to affirmative action in admissions.
This House would require all elementary and secondary schools to include debating in the curriculum.
This House believes that Asian governments have a duty to support literature in their native language
This House would institute an annual prize for the best pornographic novel.
This House believes that politicians should not be allowed to publish their autobiographies during their lifetimes.
Quarter-finals – Migration
THBT human trafficking should be made a capital offence.
THBT the migration of high-skilled workers creates ‘brain-gain’ for the sending country.
THBT the ASEAN countries must have an ‘open border’ labour migration policy.
Semi-finals + EFL Final – BUDDHISM
THBT the Dalai Lama uses his position for personal gain.
THBT all Buddhist orders should ordain woman as monks.
THBT non-violent Buddhist social movements do not lead to social change.
FINAL – MEDIA
TH opposes state run media.
THBT commercial media advertising degrades the quality of life.
THBT celebrities do not have a right to privacy.
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