Imitation Cup

The debate tournament called “Imitation Cup” was held on the 10/7/2020. You can find all the debate topics that were debated in the tournament in this article. If you are looking for the results, please check the category Other debate tournament results.

Here are the motions:

Debate motion for round 1: THBT the notion of journalistic objectivity has done more harm than good.
Round 2: THBT the United States should pursue aggressive containment of China (e.g. economic sanctions, diplomatic threats, remilitarization of South China Sea and Japan, countering China’s influence in various regions).
Round 3: THR the dominant narrative that individuals should “do what they love”.
Round 4: THBT developing countries should pursue investment agreements that require state-to-state arbitrations, compared to agreements which grant foreign investors standing to sue governments in investor-state arbitrations.
Round 5: THW disallow religious leaders from publicly endorsing, rejecting, or commenting on any political party or candidate.
Novice_Final: THBT the feminist movement should focus its efforts on encouraging men to “lean out” rather than on encouraging women to “lean in”.
Open_Quarters: THR anthropocentrism in the environmental rights movement.
Open_Semi: THW place a time limit on all private land ownership in major cities.
Open_Final: THBT it is justified for an individual to prioritise their own self-interest over alleviating universal suffering.

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