(From left) Joseph Wong, Venus Lam, Cathy Lui and John Wong demonstrate great team spirit and capture the second runner-up prize in the first Tax Debate Competition


(左起) 黃駿傑、林翠瑩、呂仲恩和王奕龍充分發揮團隊精神,贏得首屆大學生稅務辯論比賽季軍

Date: 08 Jul 2015 (Wednesday)

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Accounting students come third in inter-varsity tax debate competition

會計學四學生喜奪大專稅務辯論賽季軍

A team of four BBA Accounting Year 3 students, Venus Lam, Cathy Lui, John Wong and Joseph Wong, won the second runner-up prize with their vast knowledge on taxation and analytical skills in the first Tax Debate Competition organised by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. 
 
Cathy Lui said: “None of our team members have had any experience in debating, therefore, we were quite nervous throughout the competition especially given our lack of experience and the strict time constraints. We believe that it is our team spirit that led us to this great result. The competition also provided us with a valuable experience to meet people from different backgrounds.”
 
The competition was divided into three stages. Each team was given four possible debate topics six weeks prior to the competition so that they could prepare viewpoints to support and to refute the propositions of the assigned topics. Half an hour before each stage of the competition, the teams were informed of the side of the argument they represented.

四位會計學三年級學生林翠瑩、呂仲恩、黃駿傑和王奕龍早前組成隊伍參加由香港稅務學會首次舉辦的大學生稅務辯論比賽,憑著團隊對稅務的認識和分析能力,贏得比賽季軍。
 
呂仲恩同學說:「我們四位隊員賽前並沒有任何辯論經驗,因此比賽期間都較為緊張。在團隊缺乏經驗和時間緊迫的情況下,我相信是大家的合作精神為團隊帶來佳績。比賽亦給予我們一個難得的機會去結識不同背景的人士。」
 
比賽分初賽、決賽和總決賽三回合進行。參賽隊伍於賽前六星期獲分發比賽題目,每隊須就三個回合的四個題目、以正方及反方的立場作準備。主辦單位其後於每個回合的比賽前半小時告知參賽隊伍其所屬的一方。