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UADC,2019,GF

THR the widespread narrative that living a long life is inherently good

THR the practice of Asians adopting Western names

THR the rise of corporate mindfulness programs
Mindfulness is defined as the practice of paying attention to thoughts and feelings without judging whether they are right or wrong, and is commonly taught as a technique to deal with stress and anxiety. 22% of employers in the United States provide programs to teach their employees mindfulness and meditation. These companies include Google, Nike, Apple.

No Theme

NDO,2019,SF

TH prefers a three-state solution to a two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
The three-state solution is an approach to peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by returning control of the West Bank to Jordan and control of the Gaza Strip to Egypt. This solution has gained interest as alternative for two-state solution because it shows allegedly higher possibility to resolve the prolonged conflict with the joined force of Israel, Jordan and Egypt

THBT the US Supreme Court should mandate Donald Trump to directly cooperate with, instead of undermine or avoid any Congressional investigations

THBT the government of Taiwan should abandon any political and economic strategies calling for independence from the People’s Republic of China

No Theme

UADC,2019,OF

TH, as South Korea, would recognize North Korea as a nuclear power

THBT developing countries in Asia should reject the adoption of Huawei technology

TH, as the India National Congress, would appeal to religious nationalism as a political strategy
The Indian National Congress is one of the main opposition partie in India. It ruled India for most of its post-independence history,but in 2014, they lost the general election to the Bharatiya Janata Party, a Hindu nationalist party. In the recent 2019 elections, the BJP once again won the election by a convincing margin of 303 seats to INC's 52, out of 545 seats.

No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie GF

TH, as the Pope, regrets the commodification of the Christmas tradition i.e. KFC tradition, gift exchange competitions, selling Bible CDs, Christian pop concerts, etc

TH does not believe in "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

THBT artists from dominant cultural groups should not portray minority cultural groups

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,3

TH opposes tiger-parenting as a form of education

THBT the feminist movement should oppose popular fairy tales which portray traditional gender roles

THW allow minorities to design and teach their own history curriculum in schools

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,3

THW require that all ads and packaging of luxury goods to include poverty pin ups (e.g. the price of this bag could have sent ten children to school)

THBT progressives should abandon the rhetoric of the lottery of birth

THW cancel third-world debts on the condition that the countries will pursue an environment-friendly agenda

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie SF

THR the transformation of university campuses into safe spaces
Safe space is a place intended to be free of bias, conflict, criticism, or potentially threatening actions, ideas, or conversations.

THW allow the testing of experimental treatments on patients with terminal illness

THS racial profiling

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Rookie GF

THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than as cash payments

THW require religious schools to give safe sex education regardless of parental consent

THW not take any action to discourage individuals from smoking tobacco

No Theme

NDO,2019,QF

THBT corporations should be criminally liable for woke-washing as false advertising
Woke-washing is the promoting of progressive values by corporations as a part of their advertising pitch i.e. Mark & Spencer’s LGBTQ sandwich, Nike’s “Kaepernick ad” etc

THW jury nullfication as a means of combating racial injustices
Jury Nullification: the process where numbers of a trial jury find a defendant not guilty if they do not support a government’s law, do not believe it is constitutional or humane, or do not support a possible punishment for breaking the law

THW allow parents of convicted criminals to bear a fraction of the total punishment that was originally and exclusively given to the children

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,1

THBT parents should be legally liable for the criminal acts committed by their children

THW prohibit corporations from accessing criminal record of job applicants

THW criminalize gang membership

CJS No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,2

THW eliminate Anti Homeless Architecture
Anti Homeless Architecture refers to a controversial urban design trend in which public spaces are constructed or altered to discourage people from using them in a way not intended by the owner. It is most typically associated with discrimination against the homeless in the form of "anti-homeless spikes" -studs embedded in flat surfaces to make sleeping rough impractical.

THW not give financial assitance for the reconstruction of disaster prone areas

THW introduce 100% inheritance tax

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2020,3

THBT the feminist movement should actively discourage women to take risky behavior (wearing seductive clothing, drinking alcohol etc) in order to avoid sexual assault

THW ban all forms of pornography

THBT feminist movement should actively promote female participation in military

No Theme

UADC,2019,1

THW remove all regulations on Potentially Reduced Risk Products (e-cigarettes, nicotine patches, vapes, tobacco heating products etc.) as a strategy to combat cigarette consumption

THW ban all marketing for sugary products including but not limited to all advertising and design packaging

THBT all decisions abkidout children's health should be made by medical professionals and not their parents

Health No Theme

UADC,2019,7

THBT the US Democratic Party should restrict the number of candidates announcing Presidential runs for 2020

TH prefers a world where political discourse does not include discussions of any candidate's personal experiences or character
experiences: experiences as a result of their social status/career backgrounds

THBT progressive political candidates should not accept large donations (cash, product or services) from rich donors/corporations

Politics No Theme

UADC,2019,2

THBT children of minority communities should prioritize developing their communities as opposed to seeking personal success elsewhere

THW allow parents to sue their children for abandonment

TH prefers a world where all relationships (platonic and romantic) are pursued without the intention of achieving long-term sustainability

No Theme

UADC,2019,8

THW hide the data
You are the CEO of a charity which provides educational scholarships to students from a poor ethnic minority with historically low graduation rates, you discover that your program has not resulted in significant improvement in those students' graduation rates.

TH prefers a world where there are fewer but larger charitable organizations combating poverty

THW require all parents to set up a child trust fund as a precondition to having children
A Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a long-term savings or investment account for children that is only accessible to them when they reach 18.

No Theme

NDO,2019,GF

Assuming the technology exits, THW erase all the memories of soldiers during their deployment in active conflict areas

THW apply the standard of “Preponderance of Evidence”, rather than “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” in prosecuting police officers who are involved in police brutality
Preponderance of Evidence(POE): lower burden of proof which only requires the prosecution to prove the defendant is more guilty than not.(51% bar) Beyond a Reasonable Doubt(BRD): the highest burden of proof where the prosecution must prove that there is no plausible alternative other than guilty.(95% bar)

THR the social norm that vengeance, hostility and agony towards individuals or tragic events are unhealthy forms of self-motivation

Military/Security No Theme

UADC,2019,3

THBT governments should not provide preferential treatment to local firms when allocating investment incentives

THBT companies in the gig economy (Uber, Grab, Gojek, Pathao etc.) should be required to provide contractors who work as long as full-time employees with the same benefits as full-time employees

THW allocate a significant proportion of non-dividend shares in a company to associations or unions formed by the consumers of the company

No Theme

NDO,2019,2

Assuming that there is high possibility of significant scientific discovery, THBT scientists should always conduct non-ethical experiments including but not limited to animal experiments and gene modification

THBT the usage of the data analytics being the default in team strategies in professional sports has done more harm than good
Data analytics: team strategy which statistically analyzes recorded player performance in order to generate the most effective method to win which excludes all other game plans and styles of play

THW cease all space exploration activists and instead divert these funds to environmental causes

No Theme

NDO,2019,Rookie SF

THW apply the death penalty for politicians convicted of serious corruption

THW castrate convicted rapists

THW allow the government to access the private social media accounts of convicted criminals

CJS No Theme

UADC,2019,4

THS geo-engineering as the primary tool of combating climate change
Geo-engineering is a deliberate global-scale attempt to change the environment, in this case to slow down or reverse climate change. Theoretical projects that have been proposed include: dumping iron dust into oceans to encourage algae growth that absorbs carbon dioxide from the sky; sppraying special aerosols into the sky or injectin seawater into clouds to make them more reflective of sunlight

THW abandon the narrative that consequences of climate change are apocalyptic in nature
'apcalypic' refers to the complete destruction of the world

THW prohibit traditional energy corporations from promoting their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that focus on green technology

Environment No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL QF

TH, as organizations within Abrahamic faiths, would abandon the notion that followers have a moral duty to proselytize

THBT it is in the interests of non-believers to oppose any movements that attach the faiths of believers

THBT the pro-choice movement should adopt the strategy of interpreting scriptures in favor of abortion

Religion No Theme

NDO,2019,3

THBT progressive media should disproportionately cover successful stories of immigrants, rather then portray them as socially excluded or vulnerable

THR the narrative which promotes people seeking their own individuality i.e. unique preference, talent, or personality

TH aggressively criticizes the favoritism for having biologically-related children over adoption

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,1

THW limit airtime/coverage for terrorist incidents to only reporting of statistics

Assuming feasibility, THW replace all adjudicators with AI

THBT public universities in liberal democratic countries should not accept the children of ruling elite of oppressive regimes

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,1

THBT universities should never prohibit research or teaching on the grounds of sexist, racist or otherwise discriminatory implications

THBT parents and educators should actively encourage children to invest in their physical appearance and attractiveness

THW ban private schools.

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,2

THW allow immigrants to vote in all elections.

THBT it is legitimate for indigenous communities to take armed resistance against development projects which affect their communities.

THW establish exclusive schools for the LGBTQ

No Theme

Asian Bridge,2018,3

THBT the U.S. should ban the private ownership of all guns

THW seek the independence of Okinawa

THW torture terrorist for information.

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,2

THW prefer a monocultural society over a multicultural society

Assuming Mars has been terraformed and is ready to house human civilisation, THW require that all the settlers on mars be atheists

TH prefers corporatocracy over democracy
Corporatocracy is an economic and political system controlled by corporations or corporate incentives.

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,4

THW allow biological fathers to waive their parental rights and responsibilities prior to the maximum allowable time of abortion

THR the concept of “the one that got away”
The one that got away is a person who you we're originally supposed to end up with, but due to a cause of fate or by consequences cause by you the relationship failed and as time goes by you wonder what you and that person could have been, making them the one that got away.

THR the emphasis on sex in romantic relationships

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Rookie GF

THW nationalise the ownership of Big Data
Big Data - Extremely large data sets that may be analysed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behaviour and interactions

THW mandate the public display of private collections

THBT the ICC should be granted the right to use bounty hunters

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,Pre QF

THBT RuPaul’s Drag Race has done more harm than good to the transgender community
RuPaul’s Drag Race is an American show that makes the fiercest drag queens of America to compete for the title of the Next Drag Superstar. Recently this show has been under criticism for not letting post surgery drag queens to compete.

THR #NoHomo
No homo is a phrase used as slang at the end of a sentence to assert the statement spoken by the speaker had no intentional homosexual implications.

TH regrets the choice of trans women to subscribe to traditional standards of female beauty

Minority No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,QF

TH prefers a world where memory is permanent and infallible

TH prefers a world where individuals pursue a personal notion of higher being rather than opting into a religious institution

THS effective altruism
Effective altruism is a philosophy and a social movement which holds that actively helping others is of central moral importance, and approaches the choice of possible strategies in a rational and scientific way. An effective altruist follows a utilitarian metric in their charitable endeavours. For example an effective altruist would not give money to beggars but instead donate to UNICEF or a local NGO

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,SF

THS the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law
Bangsamoro is a region in the Philippines that is predominantly Muslim that has aspired independence from the Philippines. The people who reside in this region are referred to as the people of Moro and they are compromised of 14 different ethnic groups. The Bangsamoro Organic Law provides the following.・80-member diverse parliament.・Judiciary system that gives Shari’ah courts jurisdiction over cases exclusively involving Muslims in the region. Allows Tribal laws to still apply to disputes of indigenous peoples within the region.・Fiscal autonomy and special development fund. Five percent of the net national internal revenue will be automatically allocated. This law provides the establishment of an autonomous political entity. it allows the region to have it’s own government having access to it’s own budgeting, economic zones, social services and a justice system.

THBT Tibet should relinquish its claims to independence in return for semi-autonomous status with China

TH prefers an isolationist America
Isolationism is a category of foreign policies institutionalised by leaders who assert that their nations’ best interests are best served by keeping the affairs of other countries at a distance.

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,GF

THR Filial Piety
Filial Piety is a virtue of respect for one’s parents, elders, and ancestors. In more general terms, it means to be good to one’s parents; to take care of one’s parents; to engage in good conduct not just towards parents but also outside the home so as to bring a good name to one’s parents and ancestors.

THBT that children of racial minorities should be adopted by parents of their respective races

THW allow children to sue their parents for giving birth to them

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,1

THBT income taxes should be levied on the profit produced by AI robots

TH, as Japan, would shift from a membership-based employment system to a job-based employment system

THW introduce a licensing system for investment in stock market

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,3

THW instill nationalism in primary education

THR the narrative that children should love their parents

In conservative societies, TH, as the LGBT movement, would actively support lavender marriages

No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,4

In post conflict societies, THW subject people who commit severe corruption to the death penalty

THBT being a victim of child abuse should not be a mitigatory factor in court

TH opposes the right to keep silent

CJS No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,Pre QF

THW anonymize candidates for political office by making the use digital avatars actors in their campaign

THW require elected politicains to only use the national healthcare system for medical treatment

TH regrets the rise of social media as the dominant platform for discourse in western liberal democracies

Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,QF

TH, as Rwanda, would launch a military intervention in the Domestic Republic of the Congo

THBT the international community should allow North Korea to posess nuclear weapon

THBT Hamas should accept demilitarization in return for a guaranteed sovereign Palestian state

Military/Security No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,SF

THBT artists should not sue fan fiction

THW allow publication of works by decreased authors regardless of prior consent

THW nationalize the porn industry

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,GF

THW randomly exchange newborn babies among their parents

TH prefers a world where human beings naturally die at 50

TH regrets the dominant narrative that human lives must have a purpose

No Theme

Gemini,2019,1

THR the rise of university enrollment in developed countries

THR the dominant narrative in children’s education that good always wins

THBT schools actively rank children based on their achievements and encourage competition

Education/Academia No Theme

Gemini,2019,2

THR progressive movements broadcasting private information of an individual or an organization on SNS as a means of punishment

THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes

THW deny broadcasting rights to news channels that consistently fail to meet a minimum truth requirement

Media/SNS No Theme

Gemini,2019,3

THW make tax exemption to religious organizations contingent upon them not discriminating (e.g. refusing to perform religious services, not allowing participation by homosexuals.)

THW impose a male privilege tax

THW pay a salary to stay-at-home parents

No Theme

Gemini,2019,4

THBT countries that are major polluters should accept environmental refugees

THW make developmental aid to developing countries contingent on whether they follow an environmentally friendly agenda

THW shorten the patents of green technologies by large corporations

Environment No Theme

Gemini,2019,QF

THW only subsidize art that is understandable to the average viewer

THS the use of sex appeal to generate interest in female sports

THBT disabled parents should be able to ensure that their children be born disabled

No Theme

Gemini,2019,SF

THR the nagative stigma of lobbying

THR the narrative of having one great calling or purpose in life

THR the stigmatization of selfishness

No Theme

Gemini,2019,GF

THR the rise of political correctness

THW accept the offer
You are the leader of prominent feminist political party which enjoys reasonable support but is highly unlikely to win an election on its own. The recently elected head of state, with a historically poor record with women’s rights, has asked for your party to be part of a coalition government

TH, as an openly non-heterosexual individual, would not date people in the closet

No Theme

Gemini,2018,1

THBT the feminist movement should actively support gender exclusive schools

As feminist movement, THR the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality

THBT the feminist movement should actively discourage women to take risky behavior (wearing seductive clothing, drinking alcohol etc) in order to avoid sexual assault

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2018,2

THBT scientists should not report the empiric results which may conclude a certain race/ethnicity is inferior to others on the aspect of neuroscience

THW allocate research funds in public universities based purely on utility factors

THR the narrative that going to a prestigious university is a prerequisite for success

No Theme

Gemini,2018,3

In countries where the population is ethnically diversed, THW force ethnic minority to provide education in national language instead of their native toungue

THW prioritize victims over state when providing post-war compensation.

THS the rise of fat acceptance movement
Fat acceptance movement is a social movement seeking to change anti-fat bias in social attitudes. Recently the movement has been criticized for ignoring health issues that many studies have shown to be linked to obesity

No Theme

Gemini,2018,4

THBT parents should be given access to the passwords of their children’s social networking accounts

THW ban gated communities

TH opposes peace education that uses shocking graphic images of war victims

No Theme

Gemini,2018,OF

THBT development of infrastructure in developing countries should be led by the state, as opposed to the private sector.

THBT in times of high unemployment, governments should remove all minimum standard regulations in the labour market.

THBT developing countries should impose a life-long taxation on their citizens who have completed tertiary education and decided to migrate

No Theme

Gemini,2018,QF

THW impose chemical castration on sexual offenders instead of imprisonment

THW not allow out-of-court settlements for workplace discrimination and harassment.

THW criminalize violent fouls in sports

CJS No Theme

Gemini,2018,SF

THBT the environmental activists should never use violence as a strategy to forward their cause.

In Western liberal democratic countries which accept a substantial number of immigrants, THW adopt policies that try to integrate them into mainstream society as opposed to actively focus on building exclusive communities (residences, workplaces, schools, social gathering places, entertainment centers, etc.)

THBT it is legitimate for states to exaggerate threats to pass unpopular legislations deemed to be in the interest of national security.

No Theme

Gemini,2018,GF

Assuming that individual’s happiness is measurable by the state, THW levy a tax proportionally to happiness

THW prefer to live in a world where individual success and failure are seen as consequences of random events as opposed to individual’s personal choices

TH as you would remain in closeted
You are a closeted homosexual living in a discriminatory society, and you are the CEO of a successful company.

No Theme

ICU-T,2018,1

THBT adult film stars should not be allowed to participate in mainstream media content targeted at children

THR the Japanese depiction of historical figures in popular media
Japanese popular media has been portraying historical figures with great creative liberty, such as a beautified Zhao Yun or a gender-bending King Arthur

THW subsidise companies to introduce flextime
Flextime is a flexible hours schedule that allows workers to alter workday start and finish time as long as they fulfill a given quota (such as 45 hours a week). There is also a “core” period in which the employee must be present at work (e.g. from 11 AM to 3 PM)

No Theme

ICU-T,2018,3

THW impose an absolute cap on the per capita consumption water and electricity per household

THW prioritise maximising the welfare of the entire animal population over furthering efforts to protect endangered species

THW ban meat sellers/producers from using humane depictions of animals for marketing purposes

No Theme

ICU-T,2018,4

THW not allow individuals from developing countries to volunteer for experimental drug tests

THW allow companies to offer cryonics services to the general public in all scenario
Cryonics refers to the low-tempreture preservation of people, with the hope that restoration to full health may be possible in the distant future (Not to be confused with “cryogenics” which means study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures.)

THR the global youth’s prioritisation of improving their resume at all costs

Health No Theme

ICU-T,2018,5

THR the inflated expectation on A.I. technologies by the general population

Assuming there is sufficient raw data for the A.I. to learn from, THW introduce A.I. judges to the court

THBT A.I. Tomoya should be shut down
During the Adj. Core discussion last night , Tomoya explicitly said “I do not want an A.I. version of me to exist at any time in the future. “ A few hours later, he dies in a car crash while doing backflips on the expressway. In 2028, you meet an A.I. Tomoya in a foreign land. You realise that A.I. Tomoya is built and functions based on deep learning of Tomoya’s memories, and has continued to evolve and learn. A.I. Tomoya is not aware that he is an A.I.

No Theme

ICU-T,2018,6

THBT Trump should not have accepted the invitation to the summit with Kim Jong-Un

THBT South East Asian states should pursue a foreign policy preferring China over the USA

THR using academic boycott at form of protest against oppressive governments
Academic boycott refers to the act of boycotting academics and institutions from certain countries (included but not limited to not allowing them to join/speak at a conference, not participating in conferences hosted by them9 by other member of academia

IR No Theme

ICU-T,2018,OF

THW prohibit past holders of public office from profiting off their own autobiography

THBT citizens should vote for the candidate they prefer the most rather than the candidate who they prefer less, but is more likely to win the election

THBT politicians who are of oppressed identities should actively distance themselves from their identities whilst contesting and/or holding positions in nationally elected offices

Politics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,QF

THBT Twitter should have maintained its suspension of Politwoops
Politwoops is a service created by government transparency nonprofit organizations with the goal of archiving statements by politicians that were later deleted from social media. In 2015, Twitter chose to suspend access to the service on their platform in the lead up to the 2016 US Presidential elections. After some pushback from the public, Twitter agreed to reinstate the service in 25 countries, including the United States.

THW make the tax return of all citizens accessible to the public

THW force services that collect customer data to create a paid subscription option in which the customers’ data is no longer being collected

No Theme

ICU-T,2018,SF

THW prohibit religious rituals that involves individual believers causing potential harm to themselves in order to prove their piousness

THBT religious organizations should declaim theology and rituals that discriminate based on gender

TH supports the Vatican-China deal
Ties between china and the Vatican have long been strained by disputes over who can appoint bishops in the country. China’s 12 million catholics are split between underground communities that often recognize the pope and those registered with the state-controlled catholic patriotic association, where bishops are appointed by the government in collaboration with local church communities. The underground churches recognize only the Vatican’s authority, whereas the Chinese state churches refuse to accept authority of the pope. Negotiations to broker a framework accord between china and the Vatican on the appointment of bishops are making quick progress towards a deal in what would be a historic breakthrough in relations. Under the agreement. The Vatican would be given limited say in the appointment of future bishops in china. Under this deal, theVatican will have the ability to suggest potential candidates but China will have the final say over the appointments of the bishops.

Religion No Theme

ICU-T,2018,GF

THR the usage of martyrs as emblems of social movements

THBT liberal community has a moral obligation to criticize the hypocrisy displayed by other individuals who actively proclaim to be liberals

TH prefers that social movements are driven by individuals loosely affiliated to each other based on shared experiences

No Theme

NDO,2018,1

THW prohibit the media from reporting on the mental illness of those accused of crimes

THW ban religious street preachers in public

THW ban pornography which depicts women in submissive manner

No Theme

NDO,2018,2

THW ban private lawyers from criminal court and establish ‘Public attorneys’ office’ as counter part of ‘Public Prosecutors’ office’

THW prohibit criminals from profiting from the publicity of their crimes

THBT sex offenders should be monitored with GPS technology

CJS No Theme

NDO,2018,4

THBT Japan should actively attract and accept mass immigration

In a super-aging society, THW give more votes to the young

TH opposes moral education as an official subject in the school curriculum

No Theme

NDO,2018,QF

TH regrets categorization of sexual orientation

As feminists, TH supports ‘mirroring’ as a tactic for fighting misogyny
mirroring' is defined as a practice to re-write male users' misogynist posts on the online sites with gender pronouns switched or keywords reversed

THBT affirmative action policies are counterproductive to reduce inequalities

No Theme

NDO,2018,SF

THBT debate rounds should be judged by non-debaters who can understand English

Assuming technology, as a debating community, THW make debaters completely anonymous in round rooms (e.g. hide name, gender and appearance, and use voice changer)

TH opposes the dominant narrative “hard work always pays off”

No Theme

NDO,2018,Rookie GF

THW require individuals to pass a general knowledge test on politics to vote

TH prefers a world without the system of marriage

THW abolish all private, vernacular, religious and gender-based schools in favour of a homogeneous public schooling system

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,4

THW limit the application of CRISPR-Cas9 to humans to therapeutic use, in exclusion to enhancement of their abilities
CRISPR-Cas9 is a recently discovered genome editing technology. This made targeted gene silencing and rewriting far easier and cheaper. It therefore can potentially be used for curing genetic diseases or modifying babies in an expected way.

THW tax companies that actively replace human workers with artificial intelligence or robots at significantly higher rates than other companies

Assuming a technology that can burn obedience to criminal law in human brains exists, THW never use it

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,1

THW limit companies ability to replace workers with technology

THBT corporations should have the right to include a clause in their employment contracts for women to legally agree not to get pregnant

THW allow individuals to opt out of employment provisions and regulations relating to health and safety in return for increased pay

Labor/Welfare No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,2

THW prohibit religious leaders and organizations from endorsing, supporting, or commenting on any political party or candidate

THW require all citizens to perform two years of national civic services (ex. Healthcare, education, etc.)

THW make the hosting of the Olympics contingent on a majority vote by referenda by the host country

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,3

THBT black entertainers should not use the “N” word

TH opposes individual evaluation and accolades in activities competed by teams (e.g. Most Valuable Player, Speaker Score).

THS communal child rearing
Communal child rearing is the system of raising children as a whole society. In this system, biological parents lose parental right to their children, and the countries lose parental right to their children, and the communities give necessities of lives, educations and money for independence etc. to all children equally. Also, parents and children live apart, and don’t keep special connection to each other.

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2019,4

THW introduce quota for people from working- class background in management

THW not punish people who live below the poverty line for economic crimes that they have committed

THW ban inheritance

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,1

THW ban racist and extremist political parties

THBT the disability community should oppose TV program which inspirationally portray people with disabilities (such as 24 hours TV)

TH regrets movies glorifying anti-social behavior

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,2

THW not make criminal records accessible to the public

THW never bail out failing corporation

THW sanction tax havens

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,3

THW legalize the sale of human organs

THW legalize performance enhancing drugs in professional sports

THW ban all advertising of consumer goods and services

No Theme

Pre Gemini,2018,4

THBT consumers living in the first world should boycott "fast fashion".

THBT humanitarian organizations should be allowed to give funding, resources or services to illegal armed groups when this is made a condition for access to vulnerable civilians.

THBT post-conflict societies should destroy all artwork created in support of a fallen dictator

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,2

THBT the transgender community should actively seek to separate themselves ( their issues and their collective identity) from the LGBTQ+ community

THBT professional gaming teams should not hire players who have made sexist remarks

THBT the LGBT movement should oppose popular artists “Queerbaiting” with their own sexuality
Queerbaiting refers to authors, writers, or artists attempting to attract LGBT audiences by suggesting queerness or same-sex relationship between characters. Recently, popular artists such as Ariana Grande have been creating music and music video that suggest their queerness while they have chosen not to discuss their sexuality or have stated they are heterosexual

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,3

THW ban expressions that glorify suicide

THB that Western states should engage in covert cyber-attacks against infrastructure designed to limit freedom of speech* in authoritarian states. *e.g., the Great Firewall of China

THW impose legal obligations on major online media companies (YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, etc.) to censor the Manosphere. (e.g. blocking accounts, taking down content)
The Manosphere is a name given to a loose and informal network of websites and blogs where men express opinions about issues concerning contemporary masculinity and male relationships with women, especially those associated with views that are hostile to feminism and women's rights.

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,4

THR the common focus by voters on the ideological consistency of politicians

THS a two parliament system where one consists of elected representatives and the other consists of experts or individuals with outstanding achievement in their field of study or activity

THBT figureheads of national liberation movement (eg. Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Dalai Lama) should not become politicians after their movement succeeds

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie SF

THBT parents should not teach morality to their underage children through religious context (e.g. “it is a sin to lie”; "help thy neighbor" etc.)

THBT parents should not encourage their children to aspire for a dream which is unlikely to be achieved

THBT parents should not share their childrens' photo publicly

Child/Reproduction No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Rookie GF

THBT doctors should not report to the police when they give medical treatments to illegal drug users

THW take away the driving license of the elderly

TH regrets the rise of recruitment through employee referral

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,Pre QF

THW mandate all citizens to purchase attorney fee insurance

THW prohibit the poor and lower middle class from purchasing risk assets
Risk Assets refers to assets that have a significant degree of price volatility, such as equities, junk bonds, real estates and currencies. It may possibly bring a high return in exchange for high risk.

THW require isolated religious communities to have their children live outside of their communities for a certain period of time (e.g. for one or two years at the age of 15)

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,QF

THR the accelerated competition in the Japanese QR code payment business

THW prohibit the end to end encryption of telecommunication
End to end encryption refers to technology that prevents anyone including the application developer, the network service provider, or the law enforcement to be able to decode the content of interaction over the network.

THBT Google should not have pulled out of the military contract with the Pentagon
Google decided last year to end its contract for Project Maven, a project in which Google cooperated with the Pentagon to study on the military use of artificial intelligence and image recognition which could be used to enhance drone strikes in the future

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,SF

THW abandon the use of GDP as the standard index to measure a nation's prosperity

THW levy size-based business tax instead of corporation tax on profit
Size-based business tax is a form of corporation tax. It levies tax according to corporations’ value added and capital stock even if they don't make any profit

THS Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to break up large tech companies
Elizabeth Warren has proposed to break up large tech companies if she is elected president in 2020. The plan includes two main steps. 1. Large tech companies that own platforms (such as marketplaces, exchanges, platforms to connect third parties) must be registered and must be separated from services that participate in that platform. 2. Mergers by large tech companies that are deemed anti competitive by regulators will be retrospectively broken up

Economics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,1

TH, as feminists, opposes classic Disney Films(e.g. Snow White, Cinderella etc.)

TH, as feminists, opposes gaining profit through dating(e.g. Papa katsu, Sugar babies)
A Sugar daddy refers to a wealthy older man who gives women lavish or monetary gifts exchange for companionship and sometimes sexual favors. A sugar baby , meanwhile , is normally an attractive younger woman who can’t afford her luxury lifestyle so getting money from sugar daddies.Recently, there has been an increase of sugar daddies. Recently, there has been an increase of sugar babies in Japan and this activity is called papa katsu in Japanese

THW allow minorities to form exclusive companies that only hire minorities

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,2

THBT criminal sentences should only be based on consequences of the crime, and not intent

THW abolish juvenile law

THBT financial punishments should be proportionate to the wealth of offenders

CJS No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,3

THW ban expressions glorifying war heroes

TH opposes art criticism
Art criticism is the discussion or evaluation of visual art. Art critics usually criticize art. Art critics usually criticize art in the context of aesthetics or the theory of beauty. A goal of art criticism is the pursuit of a rational basis for art appreciation

THBT museums should return arts to the countries of their origin

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,4

TH supports the growth of megacities as a development strategy
Megacities refer to large cities with population of over 10 million. The largest megacities in the world include Tokyo New Delhi, San Pailo and Beijing

TH supports cross ownership of stocks
Cross ownerships is when company is when company A owns part of(but sufficient amount of) stocks of company B who in turn owns part of stocks of A. Many Japanese corporations use this strategy in order to get sustainable connection with another corporation. To be independent from the stock market

TH opposes the narrative that it is shameful to sing to money

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie QF

THW give the right to vote for immigrants

THW ban political donation by corporations

THBT local residents should have the right to veto the state permission for self-driving car experiments
Self-driving car is on the way of development, it has basic systems however, it is said that in order to improve quality of automation, the car should collect unexpected incidents

Politics No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie SF

THBT states should hold referenda to approve post-war resolutions

TH opposes tourist embargo as a means against oppressive regime

THBT the countries which militarily intervene in another country should receive a significant number of the people who are harmed in the conflict as refugees

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,OF

THW not contact secluded communities in order to impart modern knowledge/technologies

THBT members of the parliament should resign when they change/quit the parties they represent during elections

TH prefers the world where political realignment happens frequently

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,QF

TH, as the Philippines, would distance itself from the One Belt One Road Project

TH, as South Africa, would rejoin and encourage other African nations to remain in/rejoin the International Criminal Court

TH, as Government of Indonesia, would abolish sharia law in Aceh

IR No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,SF

TH opposes the World Happiness Report
The world Happiness Report is an annual publication of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network which contains rankings of national happiness and analysis of the data from various perspectives. These variables currently include: real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, perceptions of corruption

TH prefers the world where human beings look the same

TH, as feminists, would seek out globally unified feminism rather than localized/ interracial autonomous feminisms

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,GF

Assuming all jobs can be automated, THW abolish all jobs and grant a basic living for everyone

Assuming gene technologies are fully advanced, THBT states should financially sponsor parents to install desirable traits as decided by states on their children

Assuming mass surveillance can lead to fully accurate data and law-enforcement agencies are fully able to act on such data, TH welcomes mass surveillance to prevent all crimes

No Theme

TDO,2018,1

THBT prisoners should, as far as possible, have the same quality of life as the average citizen

THW allow the reversal of apex court (i.e. Supreme Court) decisions by popular referendum

THBT crime against minorities should only be heard by a jury panel consisting of members of the said minority group

CJS No Theme

TDO,2018,2

TH regrets the dominant social narrative that people should get married

THW shame people who publicly state their racial preference in their dating and sex lives

TH regrets the glorification of positive thinking

No Theme

TDO,2018,3

THW establish, upon request of the minor, absolute privilege over all communications between a minor and a medical professional (i.e. counseling sessions, request for contraception)

THW mandate that pharmaceutical companies allocate a percentage of their research budget for rare diseases

THW, as the doctor, lie to her parents
You are a doctor in a conservative, developing country. You have been asked to conduct a pre-natal screening test. You have good reason to believe that the parents are likely to abort the child if the baby is female. You found that the baby is a girl.

Health No Theme

TDO,2018,4

THBT corporations should have the right to include a clause in their employment contracts for women to legally agree not to get pregnant

THBT feminists in conservative countries should not oppose scripture, even if it is harmful to women's rights

THW, as a feminist, date an incel
Incels are an online subculture whose members define themselves as being unable to find a romantic or sexual partner despite desiring one; discussions in incel forums are often characterized by resentment, misogyny, racism, and the endorsement of violence against sexually active women and more sexually successful men.

No Theme

TDO,2018,5

THW allow the U.S. Constitution to be changed every 25 years by a simple majority (>50%) of voters in the country
Currently, the U.S. Constitution can only be changed if two-thirds of each branch, and 37 out of 50 state in the U.S., vote in favor

THW offer positive reinforcements (i.e. tax cut or welfare incentives) to encourage voting

THW, as a newly independent, ethnically heterogeneous country, adopt a multi-racial one-party system instead of a democracy

Politics No Theme

TDO,2018,6

THW ban research that seeks to attribute the causes of climate change to non-human sources

THW, as a rich donor sympathetic to environmental causes, choose to donate to eco-terrorists as opposed to climate change advocacy organizations
Eco-terrorism refers to acts of violence committed in support of ecological or environmental causes, against persons or property of polluters or those who support them.

THW focus on adapting to climate change rather than attempting to slow it down or reverse it
There are three broad strategies to deal with climate change: 1) to mitigate it, by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from factories and reducing the use of fossil fuels, 2) to reverse it, by capturing carbon dioxide through planting trees and developing new technologies, and 3) to adapt to it, by building walls around low-lying islands, genetically engineering crops to survive in higher temperatures, accepting climate refugees, financially supporting affected communities to adapt to climatic extremities etc.

Environment No Theme

TDO,2018,SF

THBT the European Commission should cease funding EU member states that do not comply with standards of democracy and rule of law

THBT South Korea should reserve a substantial number of parliamentary seats for current members of North Korea's ruling class in exchange for reunification

THS Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal
The Iran Nuclear Deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed in 2015 between Iran and the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany. Under the accord, Iran agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities for 15 years and allow in international inspectors in return for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions. On May 8th 2018, the Trump Administration announced to withdraw from the Iran Deal, claiming that “the Iran deal is defective at its core. If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen.“

IR No Theme

TDO,2018,GF

THBT it is in China's interest to not use sharp power
Countries often attempt to influence foreigners into thinking positively of them. Countries can do so by spreading their culture, as the U.S. with Hollywood movies - that's soft power. Alternatively, they can try to censor anything that portrays them in a bad light or to spread their version of the facts - this is called sharp power. Examples include America's CIA funding secret radio stations in Eastern Europe during the Cold War or China funding American/Australian universities by setting up Confucius Institutes on campus and then threatening to withdraw funding if the universities publish anything that criticizes China.

THBT universities should never limit freedom of speech on campus, no matter how controversial

You strongly suspect that your long-term significant other is cheating on you. THW choose not to find out

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,1

THW grant amnesty to dictators if they peacefully give up their power

THW only imprison individuals who have committed violent crimes and pose a continuing threat to society

THW abolish intoxication defense in criminal cases
The intoxication defense is a defense by which a defendant may claim diminished responsibility on the basis of ""substance intoxication"" (included but not limited to alcohol). In many jurisdictions being drunk (or under influence of other substances) at the moment of committing a crime is recognized as a mitigating factor

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,2

TH regrets the dominant narrative in children’s education that good always wins

THW not consume the works of art created by people who have engaged in gravely unethical behavior

TH does not recognize patriotism as a virtue

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,3

TH, as LGBT community would actively promote the narrative that all people are essentially bisexual

THBT the LGBT movement should abandon the words “gay marriage” and seek the legalization of civil unions or any other form of incomplete marriage equality instead

THW require all sporting events to allow MtF transgender athletes to participate in female category without gender reassignment therapy

Minority No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Pre QF

THR the glorification of continued self-improvement (e.g. popular cultural works that glorify self-improvement, the act of constantly becoming a better person or constantly improving one's skills and abilities)

TH, as a feminist woman patriarchal society, would actively use sex for social promotions

THW ban religious institutions from propagating practices of mortification which may cause significant physical harm upon believers as a form of salvation

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,QF

THBT donators should fund local NGOs in developing countries instead of international ones operating in these countries

THW abolish Olympic Gomes

TH supports the US's use of economic warfare (tariffs, targeted sanctions etc.) against China in order to force compliance with the rules of the global neoliberal economic order (opening up its economy, protecting intellectual property, not engaging in currency manipulation, etc.)

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,SF

THBT sovereign debt must be insured with the assets of that country, including, among others, land, national resources and state enterprises, in case of non-compliance

THW abolish all non-compete arguments between employers and employees
Non-compete agreements usually state that the employee cannot enter into certain professions which would be considered to be in specified period of time and/ or within a specified geographic area. For example, a law firm based in New York may require that its employees cannot work as lawyers in New York for a period of 5 years if they decide to leave the firm

THW not allow workers to renounce their employment rights (e.g. holiday pay, defined working hours, sick pay, minimum wage) in return for work experience or financial benefit

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,GF

TH prefers a world where human beings are satisfied at the point which they meet physiological needs and needs for safety, and don't aspire for higher levels of needs
It is said that human desires and needs are structured in a hierarchy (a,k,a, Maslow's hierarchy of needs). From bottom to top, they are physiological needs, needs for safety , belonging/ love, esteem, and self actualization

THBT social media is ruining democracy

THR the collective label of "the feminist movement"

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,1

THW allow children to choose to be adopted into a new family without the consent of their current parents

TH as a parent who has lost their child would remake the child by clone technology

Time has passed and technology has developed enabling the creation of medicines that completely cure all forms of mental illness (e.g. the full cure of Asperger syndrome). Assuming this technology exists, THW not allow parents to force their children to take these medicines

Child/Reproduction No Theme

The Kansai,2018,2

Assuming that it has been perfectly proved that all human beings can go to a post-mortal utopia after death, THW not allow the publication of this information and would instead withhold it

THBT technology companies with significant market shares should not be eligible for patent protection

THBT all science related articles in all published works should be written solely by scientists

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,3

THW criminalize Yakuza membership

TH supports the continued remilitaraization of Japan

TH regrets the rise of “dark tourism”
Dark tourism is a tourism that involves travelling to places associated with death and suffering caused by human-made disasters/tragedy, such as Auschwits and the Aokigahara Suicide Forest.

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie SF

THBT the media should not report on the mental illness of criminals

THW exempt indigenous communities from environmental regulations

THBT schools should expel all students who actively engage in bullying

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Rookie GF

TH opposes public entertainment (such as but not limited to dance, comedy, and circuses) which people with disabilities utilize their disabilities

THW allow plea bargaining

THW ban the creation and usage of killer robots

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,Pre QF

THBT environmentalists should reject offers of corporate funding for their research

THW bail out ailing foreign companies that have a lerge local employment base

TH oppose long-tarm(several months) unpaid intnernships

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,QF

THBT Democrats should accept a Mexico-United States border wall in exchange for the full legalization of DACA dreamers currently in the United States

THBT digital profile checks(Facebook posts,tweets) should not be allowed in the college and job admission process

THW abolish the limit on presidential terms for the United States presidency

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,SF

TH supports the dominant narrative that “When you give up, that’s when the game is over”

THBT contemporary art has done more harm than good to the field of art

TH celebrates the rise of social media corporations actively intervening in controversial/offensive posts

No Theme

The Kansai,2018,GF

TH celebrates the rise of non-politicians presidential office (e.g. Oprah, Donald Trump)

THBT the United Nations should rebuke and rescind all support for Aung San Suu Kyi

THW introduce “moral meat education” in to the compulsory education system

No Theme

NDO,2019,4

THP a world where governments prioritize economic growth over economic redistribution

THW ban religious or faith-based rehabilitation programmes in prison

THW introduce the universal basic income system

No Theme

UADC,2019,6

TH, as the transgender community, would oppose the use of female-image consultants by trans women

TH, as the Feminist movement, should doxx women whom they believe have falsely accused men of sexual harassment (e.g. Amber Heard)
Doxx: aggressively search for and publish both publish both publicly existing and private information of the individual

THBT intersex athletes with elevated testosterone levels should not be allowed to participate in women's athletics without undergoing hormone therapy

No Theme

UADC,2019,EFL GF

THBT multicultural states should actively impose a singular national identity (e.g. history, culture, language)

THBT former British colonies should no longer allow the maintenance of all physical remnants of colonial history (architecture, paintings, etc.)

TH supports paying reparations to communities that have suffered from historical injustices

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

NDO,2019,1

THBT policy making on abortion in Parliament should be carried out exclusively by women

In countries where compulsory military service for men exists, THBT feminists should advocate for the conscription of women

THW actively teach girls to occasionally compromise themselves by playing traditional feminine roles in order to maneuver in male-dominant group

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Asian Bridge,2019,2

THBT top officials affected by personal scandal should resign

THW ban celebrities from participating in politics

THW allow public servants to criticize their government

Politics No Theme

Debate no Susume,2019,1

THBT the feminist movement should oppose anti-aging products

THBT the use of erotic capital by women does more harm than good

THBT #metoo movement should prioritise a path towards redemption over retribution

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Debate no Susume,2018,2

TH, as a prominent Japanese feminist, would not participate in the #metoo movement

THBT the feminist movement should condemn women who seek to ‘marry rich’

THBT social movements should abandon the strategy of attacking and delegitimizing the viewpoints of other people on the basis of their privilege

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Titech,2019,1

THS rape shield laws
Under rape shield laws, the prior sexual history of the victim (number of sexual partners, sexual health, history of assault) is generally not admissible as evidence during a criminal proceeding. Rape shield laws have been challenged on the grounds that it hampers a defendant's ability to present a defence.

THW reduce public fundings to universities where members of oppressed communities are disproportionately underrepresented

Assuming we can measure the remaining life span of individuals, THBT criminal sentencings should be proportionate to the remaining lifespan of convicts

No Theme

Titech,2019,2

THBT the Social Credit System is in the interest of Chinese citizens
The Social Credit System is a national reputation system built by the Chinese government aiming to be fully implemented by 2020. The system scores people based on their personal behavior such as failing to pay debts, bad driving, smoking in non-smoking zones, overspending and posting fake news online. Based on this score, people are prioritized or otherwise banned in activities such as the purchase of flight tickets, loans, application to jobs, schools, visas or speed internet access.

THR the Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

THBT the IMF should not bail out Pakistan
Pakistan is seeking its 13th bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deal with a current account deficit that threatens to trigger a debt crisis. The IMF is demanding that Pakistan enact structural reforms(Structural Adjustment Policies). These recommended policies aim to reduce fiscal imbalance, and reduce spending. Spending has boosted growth but blown out the government budget. As of now, the bailout talk between the two parties has been extended since they failed to agree on the terms of a bailout. Meanwhile, Pakistan already has taken out billions of dollars in loans from China in recent years to finance a collection big infrastructure projects called China-Pakistan-EconomicCorridors(CPEC).

No Theme

Titech,2019,3

THR the trend of museums focusing on instagram-centric art experience
Instagram-centric art is an art designed to be instagram-worthy

THW legalize publication and revision of previously unpublished works by dead authors without their prior consent

THBT all sports leagues should implement a reverse-record order draft system
Areverse-order draft system is a draft system currently implemented by the NFL and NBA where teams with the worst record for the previous season gets to draft new prospective professional players first. Once a team chooses a player, that team can only sign with the team that they are chosen for. Recently, it has become controversial after the Chicago Bears, an NFL team that has been historically known for being a bad team has risen to the top of the league due to young players they have recruited in the past 3 years. Currently in Japan, a Random Draft system is implemented where regardless of the previous seasons' record, the order in which teams get to draft players are randomly selected.

Art/Sport/Culture No Theme

Titech,2019,GF

Assuming feasiblity, THW allow prospective adoptive parents to manipulate the memory of orphans

THP the world without wants for social approval

Assuming quantifiable, THW pay compensation for sleepdeprivation and sleeping disorder

No Theme

Titech,2018,1

TH regrets the glorification of college degrees

During compulsory education, THW actively seek to create the impression that some historical icons were LGBT

THBT governments of conservative societies should financially incentivise men to be house-husbands

No Theme

Titech,2018,2

Assuming technology exists, THW incapacitate juries from recognising the racial/ethnic background of suspected criminals and victims

In nations with high rates of crime against women, THBT the international community should sanction the political elite in the country

THW base monetary criminal fines primarily on the income of the perpetrator rather than the severity of the crime

CJS No Theme

Titech,2018,3

THR the rise of internet celebrity (i.e. youtubers) as a form of business

THW ban Initial Coin Offering*
An initial coin offering (ICO) is a means of crowdfunding centred around cryptocurrency, which can be a source of capital for startup companies. In an ICO, some quantity of the crowdfunded cryptocurrency is preallocated to investors in the form of “tokens,” in exchange for legal tender or other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum. These tokens become functional units of currency if or when the ICO’s funding goal is met and the project launches

TH prefers Facebook and other social media to manipulate users’ newsfeeds in order to promote content that is opposed to their beliefs

No Theme

UADC,2018,1

TH place warning labels pertaining to the contravention of secular laws on all religious texts

TH, as Islamic political parties (e.g. PAS in Malaysia, National Awakening Party PKB in Indonesia, Jamaat e Islam in Pakistan and Bangladesh) in democracies, would exclusively focus on social welfare instead of attempting to reform politics

THW mandate the use of religious establishments as places of refuge for the homeless in order to qualify for tax breaks

Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,2

THBT South Korea should denounce interests and plans of unification, and recognise North Korea as a legitimate sovereign state

TH, as Iran, would covertly restart and accelerate the acquisition of nuclear weapons

THBT NATO countries should support Trump's decision to back out of the Iran Nuclear Deal

No Theme

UADC,2018,3

THW allow the retrospective application of laws for felonies that were committed in the period where they were not criminalised

THW lower the burden of proof in cases of sexual assault to a balance of probabilities in a court of law
Currently, for someone to be found guilty of criminal misconduct, they have to be found guilty "beyond a reasonable doubt". Finding someone guilty based on "Balance of probabilities" means that it is merely more likely than not that the person is guilty. It means that it is probable, i.e., the probability that some event happens is more than 50%

TH regrets Judicial Activism
Judicial activism refers to judicial rulings that are suspected of being based on personal pursuit of social justice rather than the traditional interpretation of the law. Judicial activism can be narrowly defined as one or more of three possible actions: overturning laws as unconstitutional, overturning judicial precedent, and ruling against a preferred interpretation of the constitution, in favour of personal political leanings.

CJS No Theme

UADC,2018,4

TH, as the leader, would curtail media freedom and jail fundamentalist-minded dissidents
You are a progressive leader of a democratic nation that is going through a rise in extremely conservative viewpoints. You are convinced that the prevalence of such political beliefs will inevitably lead to a rise of intolerance and discrimination towards minorities.

TH regrets the narrative that democracy is the ideal form of governance under all circumstances.

As an opposition party that just came to power against the incumbent who held on to power for a long time, THW reject party-hopping ex-members of the previous ruling party

Politics No Theme

UADC,2018,5

THW portray Winston Churchill as a villain of history

In countries where tertiary education is heavily subsidised or completely free, THW allow students who have passed their high school board exam to study any subject in any local university of their choosing

THW allocate research funds in public universities purely on state-determined utility factors

No Theme

UADC,2018,6

TH supports cryptocurrencies that seek to work with/for financial institutions (eg. XRP) over those that seek to disrupt the banking industry (eg. Bitcoin)
Bitcoin and Ripple (XRP) are digital forms of currency with a limited number of units that can ultimately be mined. Both forms of currency can be transferred from account to account (peer-to-peer, or P2P) without the need for any intervening third party. Ripple is the name for both a digital currency (XRP) and an open payment network within which that currency is transferred. The goal of the Ripple system is to enable people to break free of the ""walled gardens"" of financial networks, to connect banks and other financial institutions. While Bitcoin is a digital currency intended as a means of payment for goods and services, Ripple is a payment settling, currency exchange and remittance system intended for banks and payment networks. The idea is to provide a system for direct transfer of assets (e.g. money, gold, etc.) that settles in almost real-time, and is a cheaper, more transparent and secure alternative to transfer systems used by banks today, such as the SWIFT payment system. Ripple aims to become the world’s enterprise blockchain solution for global payments

TH regrets the existence of the Vision Fund
The Vision Fund is the result of an alliance forged in 2016 between Mr Masayoshi Son (founder of Softbank, a Japanese telecoms and internet firm) and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman. The Saudi crown prince handed Mr Son US$45bn as part of his attempt to diversify the kingdom’s economy. The initial capital attracted more investors? from Abu Dhabi, Apple and others. Together with SoftBank’s own US$ 28bn, the Vision Fund exceeded US$100bn. That amount was four times the size of the biggest private-equity fund ever raised, and exceeded the total amount of all venture capital (VC) funds raised globally in 2016. The Vision Fund was informally called “the most powerful investor in our world”. The investment fund has bought into many of the world's prominent tech companies. These include, but are not limited to, Uber, Grab, Ola, Flipkart, and Auto1.

THW require a proportionate investment by Multi-National Corporations (MNCs) directed toward rural areas for every capital inflow to urban areas

Economics No Theme

UADC,2018,7

TH regrets the popular portrayal of individuals with mental disorders as creative geniuses

THW rank all charities based on their effectiveness and give tax breaks accordingly

THW make welfare (E.g. Housing grants, food stamps, unemployment income) conditional on financial necessity only

No Theme

UADC,2018,8

THBT the white community in Zimbabwe should be paid reparations by the State for being subjected to racial discrimination and violence
Zimbabwe is a former colonial state. British South Africans and Afrikaner colonists came to Zimbabwe in 1890s. The white community took control of Zimbabwe until 1980 when universal enfranchisement and sovereignty were established. Under Robert Mugabe's authoritarian regime (1980-2017), the state security apparatus dominated the country and was responsible for widespread human rights violations against the white community. Mugabe's government- sanctioned purge in the 2000s saw violent seizures of land, murders of white Zimbabweans, and refusal to prosecute those who were responsible for the atrocities. The violence against the dwindling white community, particularly against white farmers, persists up to this day

In spite of Egypt's threat of war, TH supports Ethiopia's construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is the centrepiece of Ethiopia’s bid to become Africa’s biggest exporter of electricity. Located in the headwaters of the Blue Nile and expected to produce 6,000 megawatts of electricity, the dam will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric power plant (7th largest in the world) and will boost the economic growth of Ethiopia. As a downstream, desert nation, Egypt says the dam will disrupt the flow of the Nile to its almost 100 million people, potentially crippling its agricultural sector and industries. Experts say the Nile’s freshwater flow to Egypt may be cut by 25% upon filling of the reservoir. Egypt has been opposed to the idea of the dam and has threatened to spark a war over water supply. The construction of the dam is nearing completion, with Ethiopia expecting to start filling the dam as early as July 2018

THBT the UN Force Intervention Brigade should be withdrawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
The UN Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) is the UN peacekeeping operation specifically tasked to carry out targeted offensive operations to ""neutralize and disarm"" groups considered a threat to state authority and civilian security in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The mandate names specific rebel groups such as the LRA, M23 Movement, and ADF as targets. The Democratic Republic of Congo is slowly recovering from a conflict that led to the loss of some five million lives between 1994 and 2003, but many eastern areas are still plagued by violence as various rebel groups continue to operate there till today. Currently, more than 100 armed groups remain active in the Democratic Republic of Congo and many continued to attack civilians, including the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) and allied Nyatura groups, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), Nduma Defence of Congo-Renov? (NDC-R), the Mazembe, Charles, and Yakutumba Mai Mai groups, and several Burundian armed groups. Many of their commanders have been implicated in war crimes, including ethnic massacres, rape, forced recruitment of children, and pillage

No Theme

UADC,2018,OF

THBT the Vatican should cease all ongoing negotiations with China
Ties between China and the Vatican have long been strained by disputes over who can appoint bishops in the country. China’s 12 million Catholics are split between underground communities that often recognize the pope and those registered with the state-controlled Catholic Patriotic Association (CPA) in China. CPA bishops are appointed by the government in collaboration with local Church communities and they refuse to accept the authority of the Pope. Recent negotiations between China and the Vatican would allow Beijing to propose candidates for bishop in China and the Vatican to select candidates from the list presented by the Chinese. This system would be similar to how Hong Kong’s chief executive is elected

TH, as Uighurs, would engage in greater social integration with mainstream Chinese culture at the expense of the preservation of their culture, religion and way of life

THBT the West should collectively commit to bailing out infrastructure projects that default on their Chinese loans

Religion No Theme

UADC,2018,QF

TH regrets Mattel's making of Barbie dolls out of feminist icons. (e.g. Freida Kahlo, Kathryn Watson, Amelia Earhart)

TH supports vegan terrorism

THBT feminists should reject the 'guilt-tripping/shaming' approach in extremely conservative societies

No Theme

UADC,2018,SF

THBT Palestinians should actively pursue permanent resettlement outside of Palestine

THW remove the US Presidential powers to bypass congressional authorisation for use of military force

THW universally cap military budgets to a small percentage of the GDP

No Theme

UADC,2018,GF

TH regrets the narrative of hope in the approach to illness, death and grief

TH prefers to live in societies where we are constantly reminded of our mortality

In the face of atrocities, THBT death is better than bondage

No Theme

UADC,2019,SF

THS the Right to be Forgotten
The right to be forgotten refers the right of individuals to have information, videos or photographs of them deleted from publicly available sources e.g. the Internet

THBT governments should be given the option to compel companies to publicly release algorithms that use demographic data

THS Facebook’s current current moderation policies

No Theme

The Kansai,2020,1

THW not use public money on life-extending medical care for people over certain age in super aging society.

In super aging society, THW impose additional tax on people without children.

THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than in the form of cash payment.

No Theme

The Kansai,2020,2

THW ban all evangelist activities in refugee camps.

THW remove tax exemption for religious organizations.

THW prohibit religious rituals that involves individual believers causing potential harm to themselves in order to prove their piousness.

Religion No Theme

The Kansai,2020,1

THW not use public money on life-extending medical care for people over certain age in super aging society.

In super aging society, THW impose additional tax on people without children.

THW provide welfare in the form of basic goods and services rather than in the form of cash payment.

No Theme

The Kansai,2020,2

THW ban all evangelist activities in refugee camps.

THW remove tax exemption for religious organizations.

THW prohibit religious rituals that involves individual believers causing potential harm to themselves in order to prove their piousness.

Religion No Theme

The Kansai,2020,3

THBT the increasing influence of feminist icons does more harm than good to feminist movement.

THBT girls should be taught the existence of rampant and widespread sexism and how to maneuver around it from a young age.

In conservative area, THBT feminist movement should actively oppose male privilege in religion(e.g. a mountain inaccessible to women, a higher position exclusively attainable for men) .

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Gemini,2019,OF

THW make the weight of votes proportionate to a person’s expected remaining lifespan

THBT election campaigns should be fully financed by the state

THBT political comedians does more harm than good for democracy

Politics No Theme

ICU-T,2018,2

THS feminist campaigns that glorify housewives

THBT feminists should support initiatives of porn websites to spearhead sex education

THBT the feminists should support women who utilise their femininity for promotions and advantages in workplaces

Feminism/Gender No Theme

NDO,2018,3

THBT post-conflict states should suppress discourse surrounding the period of conflict in order to promote peace

THW ban military recruitment campaigns targeted at low-income groups

THBT politicians should not use sensational rhetoric (e.g. War on Terror, Axis of evil) in public

Military/Security No Theme

NDO,2018,GF

THBT true democracy should allow its citizens to vote for authoritarianism

Assume that the earth will be destroyed in a near future, when human beings try to evacuate to another planet, THBT the member of spaceships should be elected by lottery, not by individual ability

Assuming that a pill is discovered that significantly reduces a person's IQ, but places them in a perpetual state of happiness. THW ban the pill.

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,1

THBT universities should abolish preferential admission for the wealthy (such as legacy admission, prioritization based on donation)

THBT the academia should disallow researchers to submit theses for a certain period of time(e.g. 2 years) when they submit their theses on predatory journals
Predatory journals are academic journals that demand high listing fee in exchange for lower reviewing standards of academic papers to be accepted.

TH prefers all scolarship to be granted solely on the basis of financial needs as opposed to merit

Education/Academia No Theme

Spring Tournament,2019,GF

TH opposes the narrative “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you”

THBT all trials should be incorporeal trials
An “Incorporeal trial” is a regular criminal/civil trial that abolishes physical hearings. The judge and/or jury will still preside over the case with documents and evidence submitted for the purpose of adjudication and sentencing. However, the lawyers, plaintiff and defendant are not physically present. Cross examination will be conducted via written text or voice recordings, and submitted as such.

THW teach children to question and undermine authority

No Theme

Spring Tournament,2018,Rookie GF

TH opposes the commodification of religious symbols as a fashion

THW remove tax exemption for religious organizations

THBT fear should not be used as a means of propagating religion to children

Religion No Theme

TDO,2018,QF

THW, during times of economic crises, withhold information from the public that could significantly damage market confidence

THS the commercialization of charitable causes (i.e. rise of social enterprises as a way of solving social problems, establishment of for-profit microfinance institutions etc)
A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being. This may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. Microfinance refers to the provision of microloans to poor entrepreneurs and small businesses which lack access to banking and related services. Such services usually charge interests on borrowers but require no collateral.

THW, as the Chinese government, privatize the ownership of collective land
Currently, rural land in the People's Republic of China is collectively owned by farmers. Under collective ownership, land use is restricted to farming and non-commercial residence. Collectively-owned land may be acquired by municipal government with compensation made to rural communities. Commercial use of land by individual farmers is strictly limited.

No Theme

The Kansai,2019,Rookie GF

THW consider politicians to be under oath when making public statements on political issues
When you are "under oath", You formally promise to tell the truth. If you lie, you get a criminal punishment for perjury(偽証)

In Japan,THBT the pursuit of a stable two- political system through the creation of an opposition alliance is within the best interest of Japanese citizens

TH supports "No Platform" Policies in universities
"No Platform" refers to university policies that prevent certain groups of people/ certain ideologies from spreading their ideas within the university(e.g. homophobia, Holocaust denial, etc.). This may happen by protests, banning of student groups, or rescinding invitations to someone asked to speak at an event, such as a guest lecture at a policy used by the British National Union of Students to prevent far-right wing racists from giving speeches on UK college campuses.

Politics No Theme

The Kansai,2018,4

THBT the feminist movement should oppose the advertisement of beauty services(e.g. makeup, beauty salons)

TH regrets the dominant narrative of women as non-violent and vulnerable in conflicts and humanitarian crises

THR the use of female body as a site of feminist protest(e.g nude and topless protests, Slutwalk)

Feminism/Gender No Theme

Titech,2018,GF

THW prohibit states from funding for the arts until the majority of citizens are living above the poverty line

THBT states should actively disband communities that are based on commonalities (such as but not limited to nationality, religion, social status, race )

TH regrets the labeling of someone who has sacrificed him/herself for their country as a “National Hero”

No Theme

UADC,2018,EFL GF

THW aggressively advocate against procreation in mainstream society

THBT parents should introduce their teenage children to robot lovers
A few companies are in the process of creating robot lovers. These robots are designed to create emotional support and are supposed to be able to adapt to different personalities to create romance. These robots are also available for sexual gratification

THW celebrate sending one’s parents to homes for the aged (old folks homes)

Child/Reproduction No Theme

UADC,2019,5

THR the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt
The Muslim Brotherhood was a democratically elected party in Egypt, voted in power after the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak in the 2011 Arab Spring. However, after being elected to power, they pivoted the country towards increased religious conservatism, concentration of power in the hands of the head of state, and disruption of existing military and geopolitical alliances in the region. Within a year of elections, the citizens rioted against the government, leading to a takeover and crackdown of the Muslim Brotherhood by the military-backed regime of Fattah Al Sisi, which has been in power ever since.

TH, as the United States, would not military intervention

THBT the United States should halt all efforts to overthrow the Maduro regime

IR No Theme

The Kansai,2020,4

THW ban animated child pornography.

THBT media should anonymize the identity of convicted criminals(incl, but not limited to their age, face and race/nationality).

THW prohibit private ownership of art deemed to be culturally or historically significant.

No Theme
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