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We are pleased to announce that for the first time our partner league the National High School Debate League of China is hoisting a Novice National Championship. This is open to all students in grades 9 and below, regardless of their language status.  

This tournament will take place from the 12th to 13th of August 2017 on the campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This tournament will include 4 preliminary rounds of debate in the Public From style for all participants, followed by elimination rounds. 

There are no qualification rounds for students who wish to take part, and anyone may attend. We aim for this tournament to be not just a valuable competitive experience and a opportunity for students to meet their peers from a variety of backgrounds. But also the provide students with a foundation of experience for their future debating careers in high school and beyond. As such there will be an emphasis on high quality feedback and creating a warm and welcoming environment for all students.  

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 organisations at Harvard, Stanford, 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. 


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. 

Topic: The United States Federal Government should implement a universal basic income

Topic Introduction

[Sample case for the Pro side]

[Sample case for the Con side]

[Sample cases]&[Research Packet]


The price for attendance will be 500 rmb per person.

You can register at the links below: 

Chinese registration form. (VPN not needed)

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.