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Joint University Debating Championship 2014 (Hong Kong) Grand Final

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Motion: This House believes that the LGBT rights movement should abandon the "born this way" campaign. Opening Government: PolyU 4 (Alvin Ng + Simon Cheng) Opening Opposition: HKU 1 (Mashiat Rabbani + Poon Suen Kwun Arthur) Closing Government: CUHK 1 (Victor Ting + James Lam) Closing Opposition: HKU 3 (Jee Soo Lee + William Liang) Champion: Closing Opposition Best Speaker of the Grand Final: James Lam (Government Whip) Date: 2nd March 2014 Venue: LT-4, City University of Hong Kong Joint University Debating Championship 2014 was an English debate tournament in British Parliamentary format, co-organised by the English debate teams of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Debaters from these five institutions participated in the tournament. It was held on 1st and 2nd March 2014 at City University of Hong Kong, with 5 preliminary rounds, Semi-finals an the Grand Final. British Parliamentary format is one of the most widely adopted debating formats in the world. In addition to many smaller international tournaments, the prestigious World Universities Debating Championship also adopts this format. Motion for each round is released 15 minutes before the motion. No use of Internet is allowed for preparation and during the round.