From : Debate HK
Below are Hong Kong’s results from each round of the World Schools Debating Championships 2007. Hong Kong’s final record after the preliminary rounds was 7 wins, 1 loss, and 21 judges. Including the knock-out rounds, Hong Kong was 5th.

The team was :

  • Emily Zhang (DGS)
  • Rushabh Ranavat (KGV)
  • Rachel Ng (South Island School)
  • Ben Kindler (GSIS)
  • Chris Sykes (Li Po Chun United World College)

Round 1
Motion: This House would make the development of clean industry a condition for receiving non-emergency aid
Proposition: USA
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 2
Motion: This House would ban the use of models who are under a healthy weight
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Malaysia
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 3
Motion: This House believes that Holocaust denial should be a crime
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Argentina
Winner: Hong Kong, 2-1

Round 4
Motion: This House believes that governments should not limit the areas which scientists may research
Proposition: Indonesia
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 5
Motion: This House believes that the United States should withdraw from its military bases in Asia
Proposition: Hungary
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 6
Motion: This House would legalize all drugs
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: South Africa
Winner: South Africa, 2-1

Round 7
Motion: This House believes that free trade harms the developing world
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Sri Lanka
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Round 8
Motion: This House would limit media reporting of terrorist atrocities
Proposition: Israel
Opposition: Hong Kong
Winner: Hong Kong, 3-0

Octo-Final
Motion: This House would force organizations to place more women in senior positions
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Philippines
Winner: Hong Kong, 2-1

Quarter-final
Motion: This House would privatise public utilities companies
Proposition: Hong Kong
Opposition: Scotland
Winner: Scotland, 2-1

Individually, 3 of Hong Kong’s speakers ranked in the top 50:
Ben Kindler – 49th
Rushabh Ranavat – 13th
Chris Sykes – 6th