The Asian Schools Deabate Championship 2018 was held in Bangkok and hosted by Panyarat High School from October 1-7. The ASDC Debate Championship is an international debate and speaking competition held annually in Asia. Top debaters from over a dozen schools in countries such as China, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bangledesh and Mongolia attended to compete for this year’s championship.
This year the theme of “Peace, Love, Debate”, was put forth to encourage the participants to look towards human equality, coexistence with nature, and conflict resolutions by way of the topics and debate motions. There were 7 preliminary rounds to the Championship, and three separate categories: Open, Novice, and a public speaking competition. The debates covered a wide range of topics, which included international relations, politics, social issues, economics, political philosophy, and the environment.