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We are pleased to announce the International Division of the 2018 China National Debate Championship. Each year, we co-host the International Division of the National High School Debate League of China's National Championship Tournament in partnership with the NHSDLC. This tournament will take place from the 4th to 6th of August 2018 in Beijing.

This tournament takes place every Summer in Beijing, and each subsequent year has broken the record for largest tournament ever hosted in Asia, with over 500 participating students last year. This tournament will include 7 preliminary rounds of debate in the Public From style for all participants, followed by elimination rounds. Last year, the International Division featured students from more than 50 schools and 15 countries including China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Bangladesh, and Jordan.

As well as our own coaching staff, and a number of experienced judges from the greater China area,  we are also pleased to say that the tournament will feature judges from our partner organizations at Harvard, Princeton, UPenn and Yale. These will be experienced debaters currently studying at those institutions, with successes at the high school and university level, and a depth of judging and coaching experience. Past judges have included US national High School Champions and runners up,  top 10 ranked US Universities speakers, and internationally successful speakers and judges with breaks at the World Universities, US Universities, European Universities and Asian Universities debating championships. 

The combination of these three days of intensive competition and the unparalleled quality of the judging pool will make for a uniquely valuable experience for students, allowing them to hone their skills in debating and gain valuable experience for their later lives, while having an enjoyable and rewarding experience. 

This our partner league the National High School Debate League of China is the world’s largest second language debate league, hosting regional debate tournaments and providing free training sessions to schools in over 50 cities across China. This tournament will feature separate divisions for native English and second language speakers. Which will give students an opportunity to meet and make friends with students from a variety of backgrounds, while still being able to compete on an even playing field. 

The topic will be announced on June 15th, 2018. The exact venue will be announced by or before April 30, 2018.

The standard registration deadline is June 15, 2018, and the registration fee is 1,200RMB per debater. After June 15, all registrations will incur a 200RMB late fee. You can register at the links below: 

Individual Registration (English, VPN may be needed)

Please direct all questions to Contact@AGDebate.com. We look forward to seeing you this Summer!

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The Association for Global Debate (AGD) is a team of passionate debaters, organizers, teachers, judges, and parents who support the growth of debating across different countries and regions. As a support network, AGD strives to connect high school debating events, leagues, and societies to resources and experts, both local and foreign. We provide free resources for tournament and debate team organizers who need academic, organizational, or financial assistance.