British Chamber of Commerce in China

The British Chamber of Commerce in China is based in Beijing and we are a membership organisation for British business focused on boosting UK-China trade and investment. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a strong and diverse membership. With over two decades’ worth of business experience in China, we provide intelligence, advice, and networking opportunities for our members, helping their business grow in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

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Event Details

"Even before the outbreak of the pandemic, world trade and economy had been deteriorated by financial crash and US-China trade war. With the recent decoupling of global powers, collapse of international travel and disruptions in global value chains, would COVID-19 reverse globalisation? Join BritCham's first debate of 2020, as two panels of experts go head to head to debate whether globalisation will survive in light of the pandemic. The debate will follow the Oxford style format, with the audience deciding the outcome."


Debate Motion: 'This house believes that COVID-19 will reverse globalisation'


Format:


1. The moderator will begin proceedings by explaining the premise of the debate, the rules and by taking an initial vote

2. Opening Remarks: After the initial vote, the debaters present their opening remarks one at a time (3 mins each). Representatives from each side alternate in sharing their points

3. Intra-Panel Discussion: Following opening remarks, the debaters engage with one another directly. The discussion is guided by arguments from opening statements and questions from the moderator.

4. Question-and-Answer Period: During this portion of the debate, audience members have the opportunity to ask the debaters questions regarding the motion.

5. Closing Remarks: Following the question-and-answer section, the debaters deliver separate 2-minute closing arguments.

6. A final vote is then taken. The winning team will be the one that produces the largest swing in opinion from the room.

Agenda

July 23, 2020

Main Schedule

6:30 PM
REGISTRATION / PRELIMINARY VOTE
7:00 PM - 7:05 PM
OPENING REMARKS – STEVEN LYNCH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN CHINA
7:05 PM - 7:10 PM
INTRODUCTION TO THE SPEAKERS, TOPIC AND DEBATE RULES
7:10 PM - 7:30 PM
ROUND 1: EACH SPEAKER HAS 4 MINUTES TO PRESENT THEIR ARGUMENT
7:30 PM - 7:40 PM
ROUND 2: REBUTTAL – OPPOSING TEAM DISPUTES OPPOSING THE ARGUMENT
7:40 PM - 8:00 PM
ROUND 3: QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE
8:00 PM - 8:10 PM
CLOSING REMARKS
8:10 PM - 8:20 PM
VOTES ARE COUNTED AND THE WINNER DECIDED
8:20 PM - 9:00 PM
NETWORKING

Venue

Venue

Hotel Jen Beijing by Shangri-La
Jianguomen Outer Street 1号
Beijing Shi, China

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please email rachel.tsang@britishchamber.cnYou can also reach us at +86 13031162830

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Speakers

Mok Andy (Senior Research Fellow at Centre for China & Globalization)

Mok Andy

Senior Research Fellow at Centre for China & Globalization

Jiaxin Li (Research Analyst at Blackpeak)

Jiaxin Li

Research Analyst at Blackpeak

Imogen Page-Jarrett (Research Analyst at The Economist Group)

Imogen Page-Jarrett

Research Analyst at The Economist Group

Peter Pronk (Founder of 1421 Consulting Group)

Peter Pronk

Founder of 1421 Consulting Group

Sponsors and Partners

BritCham Member Ticket

Ticket includes 1x beer/ wine

Member PriceRMB 100

Non-Member Ticket

Ticket includes 1x beer/ wine

Public PriceRMB 150