About Cantonese Debating Team

The Cantonese Debating Team of the University of Macau was established in 1982, the following year after the establishment of the University of Macau. It is the earliest organization of the University of Macau. The spirit of Cantonese Debating Team passes to onto the next generation through inviting our alumni as tutors and joining different debating competitions.

For a long time, our team has participated in and held many debates, such as various debate competitions and workshops in Macao and Hong Kong. In recent years, due to the COVID-19, our team has been committed to opening up online debates, and is the mainstay of Cantonese debate culture.

If you are eloquent with diligent logical thinking and want to show your talent on the stage, please don’t hesitate to join us and get together with our love of debate! Joining Cantonese Debating Team must make you a difference in your university life!


Contact Person

Student Resources Section (E31-2007)
Ms. Sandy Sou

Tel:(853) 8822 9909
Fax: (853) 8822 2368
Email: sao.services@um.edu.mo

For more instant information, please refer to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/umcdt/

Regular Training

Our team usually has a weekly regular training on Thursday 8:30 pm, which is led by our alumni. We also invites some professors in UM and well-known debaters from overseas to give us lectures.

In order to give more chances for our new members to gain more competition experience, our team holds training camp and mock debating contest for new members annually. It also enhances the spirit of understanding and cooperation between our senior and new team members.

Eligibility and Application

Target:All students from University of Macau

Requirements:Speaking fluent Cantonese, having debate enthusiasm, team spirit and responsible attitude.

Process:An interview and three-month probation period are required, also need to attend the weekly trainings.

Please click here to download the application form

Watching videos of debate competitions:

< The 17th Macau Inter-tertiary Debating Competition >Final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzWbUQriapQ&t=248s

< The 17th Macau Inter-tertiary Debating Competition > Semi-Final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sir_241EKDY&t=1849s

< The 16th Macau Inter-tertiary Debating Competition >Final
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_emBo1zZhZY&t=1469s

< 2018 Hong Kong and Macao College Debating Tournament >
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pX3HsrDBIN0

 

Competitions / EventsResult
2020
Competition
Friendly match with MUST 2020 (Online Competition)Champion
Cantonese Friendly Debating Match with The Education University of Hong Kong 2020 (Online Competition)Champion
The best debater: Sit Ka Hou
Friendly match with The Open University of Hong Kong (Online Competition)Champion
The best debater: Lam Weng Man
The 29th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest (Online Competition)
Cantonese Debating Match with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2020 (Online Competition)
Workshop
Online workshop held by Victor Gu – “Malaysian Best Debater”
2019
Competition
Friendly match with MUST 2019Champion
KiangWu Inter-varsity debate competition 2019Champion
The best debater:  Ng Hou In
The 28th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestThe best debater: Tang Ka Lon
Workshop
Cantonese Debating Team Training CampThe best debater: Cheang Lok Keong
2018
Competition
The 16th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Tang Ka Lon, Ho Sio Hin, Cheung Man Hin
Cantonese Friendly Debating Match with The Education University of Hong Kong 2018Champion
The best debater: Cheung Man Hin
The 27th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
Friendly match with MUST 2018Champion
2018 Technology Week – Smart City Debate CompetitionThe best performing team
The best debater:  Iong Pok San
Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Championship 2018The third place
The best debater: Chan Chi Him
KiangWu Inter-varsity debate competition 2018Champion
The best debater: Ho Sio Hin
Workshop
Cantonese Debating Team Training Camp The best debater: Ho Sio Hin
2017
Competition
The 15th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Ho Sio Hin, Tang Ka Lon
Cantonese Friendly Debating Match with The Education University of Hong Kong 2017Champion
The 26th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Championship 2017Champion
The best debater: Li Zhi Xuan
KiangWu Inter-varsity debate competition 2017The best debater:  Chan Chi Him
Friendly match with MUST 2017Champion
Workshop
Cantonese Debating Team Training Camp The best debater: Ho Sio Hin
2016
Competition
The 14th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater:  Iong Pok San, Hong Yu Ian
Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Championship 2016Champion
The most popular team
The best debater&The most popular debater:
Mak Iok Hang, Lou Chi Weng 
Taiwan and Macau Cantonese Debating Championship 2016Champion
The 25th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
Workshop
Cantonese Debating Team Training Camp The best debater:  Li Chi On
2015
Competition
The 13th Macao Vasity Debate ContestSecond place
The best debater: Mak Iok Hang, Lou Chi Weng 
The 24th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
The best debater: Lou Chi Weng
2014
Competition
The 12th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Iong Pok San
KiangWu Inter-varsity debate competition 2014Champion
The best debater: Mak Iok Han
Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Championship 2014Champion
The most popular team
The best debater: Lou Chi Weng, Leong Man Hou
The most popular debater: Tang Kai Chong
The 23th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2013
Competition
The 11th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater:
Tang Yee Lam, Tang Kai Chong, Leong Hong Ip
KiangWu Inter-varsity debate competition 2013Champion
The best debater: Lou Chi Weng
Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Championship 2013Second place
The best debater: Lou Chi Weng 
The 22th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2012
Competition
The 10th Macao Vasity Debate Contest
The 21th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2011
Competition
The 9th Macao Vasity Debate ContestSecond place
The 20th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
The best debater: Pui Sin Tat 
2010
Competition
The 8th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Fong Son Wa, Pui Sin Tat 
Macao Cantonese Debate Invitational Contest 2010Champion
Cantonese Friendly Debating Match with The Hong Kong Institute of Education 2010Champion
The best debater: Lei Hio Kuan
Cantonese Debating Match with The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2010Champion
The 19th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
The best debater: Fong Pak Weng 
2009
Competition
The 7th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater:
Ho Sio Pong, Wong Son Weng, Pui Sin Tat, Fong Tin Wan
Cantonese Friendly Debating Match with The Hong Kong Institute of Education 2009Champion
The best debater: Ho Sio Pong
KiangWu Inter-varsity debate competition 2009Champion
The best debater: Fong Pak Weng 
The 18th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
The best debater: Fong Pak Weng 
2008
Competition
The 6th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Wong Sin Kei, Lok Ka I 
Cantonese Friendly Debating Match with The Hong Kong Institute of Education 2008Champion
The 17th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2007
Competition
The 5th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Wong Iok Mei, Wong Sin Kei, Joyce Chan
Debating Match with Industrial Association of Macau 2007Champion
The 16th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2006
Competition
The 4th Macao Vasity Debate ContestSecond place
The best debater: Lisa Lou, Tang Chon In
The 15th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating ContestChampion
The best debater: Kuong Chi Fong
2005
Competition
The 3th Macao Vasity Debate ContestSecond place
The best debater: Brandon Lam
The 14th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2004
Competition
The 2th Macao Vasity Debate ContestChampion
The best debater: Lei Ka Leng, Lisa Lou
The 13th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest
2003
Competition
The 1th Macao Vasity Debate ContestSecond place
The 12th Hong Kong and Macau Cantonese Debating Contest