April 11, 2005

HKBU students talk their way to the top in debate contest

中文辯論隊勇奪「大專辯論賽2005」桂冠殊榮

The HKBU Chinese Debating Team won the "Inter Post-Secondary College Debate Competition 2005" held yesterday (10 April), with Yu Ming-hei named Best Debater. In the contest, the HKBU team opposed the motion "Interpretation of the Basic Law facilitates the implementation of 'One Country, Two Systems'."

"We have to thank our adviser Dr. Leo Cheung and members of the former debating teams for their guidance and support. I would say our united team spirit and effort contributed to the success in the competition," said team member and president Lam Chau-yin (Public Relations & Advertising, Year 2). Other debaters were Poon Tsui-ying (Broadcast Journalism, Year 2), Wong Po-yi (History, Year 2) and Yu Ming-hei (Religion & Philosophy, Year 2).

The competition, organized by Radio Television Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Federation of Students, aims to improve tertiary students' analytical, organizational and presentation skills as well as to encourage them to care about society.

浸大中文辯論隊經過連月來的連場激戰,在昨日 (四月十日) 舉行的「大專辯論賽2005」決賽中,成功摘下今屆辯論賽的冠軍寶座,其中余銘熙同學更榮膺「最佳辯論員」,可謂雙喜臨門。

決賽辯題為「人大釋法有助落實『一國兩制』」,參賽代表詞鋒銳利,立論精闢,表現高度演辯技巧及優雅台風。經過一輪激辯,最終由反方的浸大代表勝出。辯論隊代表之一兼主席藍秋燕同學 (公關及廣告二年級) 表示:「今次辯論隊取得佳績,實有賴顧問老師張錦清博士及各師兄師姐們的教導指引,最重要都是隊員和莊員團結一致為比賽而努力。」其他隊員包括盤翠瑩(廣播新聞二年級)、黃寶儀 (歷史系二年級) 和余銘熙 (宗教及哲學系二年級)。

辯論賽由香港電台與香港專上學生聯會合辦,目的是透過辯論形式,提高大專生的分析、組織與表達能力,鼓勵他們多關心、多接觸社會事務,積極發表個人觀點,貫徹大會主題「衝出校園、關心社會」。

The winning debating team with their championship trophy
中文辯論隊詞鋒銳利,勇奪大專辯論賽冠軍