Students of CQUPT Win a Third Prize in the 20th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition
CQUPT News (provided by School of Foreign Languages, and edited by Ao Yongchun) On the morning of May 24th, the national finals of the 20th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition was successfully concluded in China Foreign Affairs University. Guided by Professor Wang Rong of School of Foreign Languages, Peng Yaqing and Dai Shimin stood out from 130 universities in the West China Division and got to the finals. After a two-day fierce competition of eight round-robins, they finally won a third prize in the national finals.
“FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition was held annually since 1997, which was jointly hosted by Communist Youth League Central Committee, the National Association of Students and Beijing Foreign Studies University, and undertaken by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. The oral English contest currently reaches the highest level and largest scale in China, adopting a British debating system, namely, competition system of WUDC, which is widely recognized as the highest form of competition in global English debating at present.
Advocated by Communist Youth League Central Committee and the National Association of Students, for each season, “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition launches its campus selection in 500 national colleges and universities from October of the precious year. Hundreds of thousands of students would directly take part in the competition. After rounds of strict school-level sifting, each university would appoint the strongest team to participate in regional quarter-final, which is held from March to May. There are four divisions respectively, East China, West China, South China, and North China. The number of participating universities is between 400 and 500, of which about 120 could enter the finals to compete for national awards each year.
Peng Yaqing and Dai Shimin won a third prize in the 20th “FLTRP Cup” National English Debating Competition (Photo by School of Foreign Languages)