Suzhou Debate Open

The debate tournament called “Suzhou Debate Open” was held on the 7/4/2020. 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:

1 THW put an absolute cap on non-essential expenditure by parents on each of their children
2 THBT prominent social media platforms (e.g Twitter, Facebook, Weibo) should not allow politicians or political parties to make public accounts
3 THS the pirating and mass availability of academic resources
4 THW cancel all debts to international organisations (e.g. the IMF) or other countries held by the governments of the poorest 20% of countries
5 THBT in areas of socio-economic deprivation, schools should train students in vocational skills to the exclusion of the liberal arts
Open_Quarter THS the illegal removal of statues of popular historical figures by social justice movements who consider them to be offensive (e.g statues of Winston Churchill in the UK, of Sukarno in Indonesia, etc)
Open_Semi THBT international media organisations should only use local reporters to cover foreign stories and events
Open_Final Assuming feasibility, THW allow individuals to sell their units of Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
ProAm_Final THBT identity groups within the feminist movement (e.g. the trans community, black feminists, etc) should lobby and campaign as independent movements rather than together as a single movement

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