The United Asian Debating Championships in 2011 were held by University of Macao and here are the motions:
THW not allow minors to be involved in politics.
THW scrap the government pension system.
TH regrets the practice of 'tiger' parenting.
THBT copyright of visual media belongs to the subject and not the photographer.
THW build a national DNA database.
THW ban the collection and sale of location and usage information by Smartphone companies.
THW ban adult entertainment from casinos.
THBT it is wrong to raise money for social welfare through national lotteries.
THW remove all sin taxes.
THBT countries which pollute common waters should lose their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs).
THW not grant citizenship at birth to the children of foreigners on domestic soil.
THW pay the militaries of the other states to fight our battles.
THBT doctor should never lie to their patients, even for their own good.
TH celebrates the willingness of women to be 'sluts'.
THW allow individuals to purchase behavior-modifying drugs without prescription.
THBT China should leave the WTO.
THBT China should support the unification of the two Koreas.
THBT China should actively incentivize celebrities and public figures who are non citizen ethnic Chinese to naturalize.
THW make education in the high arts mandatory in schools.
THW require presidential candidates to disclose their official records upon public request.
TH regrets the high priority given to sports in the national consciousness.
TH prefers a secular autocracy to a fundamentalist democracy.
THW erase the legacies and tear down monuments dedicated to deposed dictators.
THW require election campaigns to be bi-/multi-lingual.
Double Octo Finals:
-THBT states should actively protect the practice of home grown religion.
-THBT the state should cease to recognize the specific 'right to religious freedom.
-THW not allow religious missions to access the vulnerable.
THW target the families of our enemies.
THBT it’s legitimate for states to exaggerate threats to pass unpopular legislation they deem to be in the interest of national security.
THW discontinue all Black Operations.
THW make the raising of business and labour standards a prerequisite for development aid.
THW punish financial institution who fail to maintain liquidity in situation of market fluctuation.
THW discard tourism reliant economy strategies.
TH welcomes the development of the feminist discourse that embraces and expounds on the physical psychological differences between men and women.
THBT seduction is a legitimate tool in achieving political ends.
THW send women as ambassadors to the countries that oppress women.
THW never offer amnesty to heads of state in the midst of possible regime change.
The 2013 United Asian Debating Championships were held by University of the Philippines Diliman and Ateneo de Manila University. The winners of the Championships were from University of the Philippines Diliman. Here are the motions from the tournament:
Round 1: Education
THBT academic researchers should restrict public access to their research that has not undergone peer review.
THW make public universities free.
THW require all public servants to send their children to public school.
Round 2: If I Were A Doctor…
As far as they are able to, THBT doctors have an obligation to disclose to a patient's sexual partners that the patient has HIV/AIDS.
THBT doctors should never administer life sustaining treatment to those pronounced brain dead.
THBT doctors should refuse to administer abortions on patients who insist on maintaining a pro-life stance.
Round 3: Mind Your Own Business
THW abolish all patents.
THW nationalize any company that is deemed to be too big to fail.
TH supports multinational corporations who outsource their production to countries that have loose labor laws.
Round 4: Social Networking
THBT social networking sites have done more harm than good for interpersonal interaction.
THBT social networks like Grindr should not allow users to prevent their profiles from being searched by members of a specific race.
TH condemns dating sites like Ashley Madison that are targeted at people in relationships looking to have an affair.
Round 5: Gender
THW require all employees to take the same amount of leave and work the same number of hours that their average female colleague with a child does.
Regardless of parental consent, THW fund gender reassignment surgery for minors.
THBT homosexual movement should out homosexuals they know to be in the closet.
Round 6: Crime and Punishment
TH supports the indefinite detention of individuals in the interest of public safety.
THBT justice should involve no consideration for retribution and focus on rehabilitation instead.
THW ban proselytizing (to induce someone to convert to one's faith) in prisons.
Round 7: Environment
THW not cut funding to research that seeks to deal with climate change, even in the wake of austerity.
THW stop searching for new sources of oil.
THW stop preventing the worsening of climate change and focus on adapting to its consequences instead.
Round 8: Democracy
TH prefers a system of proportional representation to first-past-the-post voting.
TH supports parties who choose their policy positions on bills being voted on in the legislature through an online vote by their constituents.
THBT majority of the members of the legislature should be chosen from a socially representative random draw from the general population.
Octo Final: Geopolitics and Conflict
In post-conflict societies, THW stop collecting and destroy all information regarding the ethnic and religious identities of its citizens.
For as long as Israel occupies Palestinian territories, TH supports an academic boycott of Israel.
THBT journalists should not use deception to gain access to rogue states or conflict zones.
Open Quarter Final and EFL Pre-mi Final: Economics
THW not tax investment income.
THBT governments should balance their budgets unless they secure consent to the contrary from young voters via referenda.
TH supports the wider use of alternative, non-centralized currencies such as BitCoin.
Open Semi Final and EFL Semi Final: Discourse
TH regrets individualism as the dominant conception of morality in contemporary liberal discourse.
THBT political correctness’ gain is discourse’s loss.
TH regrets the state’s monopoly over historical narratives.
EFL Grand Final: Socio Legal
THW abolish welfare services for the poor and give them the equivalent in cash instead.
THBT spouses with no employment income should be entitled to a significant portion of their partner’s wages/salary.
THW have affirmative action for the ugly.
Open Grand Final: Social Justice
THBT all children should be surrendered to the state’s care upon birth.
THW cap the number of years a person can own land.
THW ban inheritance.
Round 1 THW impose a tax on men to reduce the gender pay gap.
Round 2 THBT EU nations should stop cooperating with the USA on intelligence matters.
Round 3 THW NOT WATCH PORN
Round 4 THW pay reparations to European Roma
Round 5 THBT all corporations should become cooperatives owned and operated by the workers.
Round 6 THB the dead are the property of the state.
Quarterfinals THW not tax bitcoin transactions.
Semifinals THW apply universal jurisdiction to crimes against the environment
Finals THBT THE RECENT GENEVA AGREEMENT WITH IRAN WILL FAIL. INFOSLIDE
Infoslide for the finals motion:
Washington Post, 23 November 2013.
“Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal”
First step towards a comprehensive agreement within six months.
· Freeze or reverse work at all Iran’s major nuclear facilities.
· Halts installation of new centrifuges to enrich uranium.
· Cease work on heavy water reactor that could produce plutonium.
· Accept daily monitoring of nuclear facilities by international inspectors.
Western powers will:
· Reduce existing trade sanctions against Iran.
· Grant access to frozen assets worth less than $7 billion.
· Sanctions reinstated if Iran violates the agreement.
1. THW encourage nuclear proliferation.
2. THW drop all charges against Edward Snowden
3. THW remove the fillibuster
4. THW aggressively pursue green energy.
5. THW require WFAN to renew its contract with the Mets
6. THW allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit.
Preliminary debate motions provided by John Meany.
Motions Up To Round 8
1. This House would bail out Detroit.
2. This House supports the force feeding of incarcerated hunger strikers.
3. Eliminate adoption preference based on race and ethnicity.
4. The government should not promote home ownership.
5. US elected officials should not be subject to recall elections.
6. Individuals displaced by a conflict should have a right to emigrate to any country.
7. Individuals should not be allowed to represent themselves at trial.
8. Governments should establish methods to provide unconditional cash transfers to the poor.
SEMIFINALS: The Jury system does more harm than good.
FINALS: This House would eliminate inheritance.