Adjudicating 33rd Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition

Cecilia Li of Department of English was invited again by Sing Tao Daily and the Education Bureau (EDB) to be the adjudicator of the 33rd Sing Tao Inter-School Debating Competition quarter-finals on 24 March 2018. The atmosphere was intense. Cecilia chose two semi-finalists after two heated debates on the motions ‘The 2018 government budget should have included cash handouts for the public’ and ‘The allocation of HK$50 billion by the Hong Kong Government to Innovation and Technology brings more good than harm’.

In the adjudicator’s comments session, Cecilia remarked on the debating skills of the contestants. ‘Within a very short duration of several minutes, it is better to have one point well-developed than several points under-developed.’