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EneeBunny
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LB628
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This house believes that China is overreaching

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/30/2009 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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EneeBunny

Pro

Eventhough China is a developing country, we see that it is overreaching the reason as to why we say so is that because China is hiding behind the mere banner of developing countries and not bearing the same obligations as developed nations. For example statistics reveal that China is the biggest green house emissioner in the world currently, which proves that China is overreaching. Also we see that China is emerging as a world power through unstacble unacceptable policies. therefore i strongly believe that China iis overreaching.
LB628

Con

My opponent's primary point seems to be that China has the highest emissions level in the world right now. However, this is only to be expected. It is a country that contains 1/6th of the worlds population, and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The United States, with 1/4th of the population of China, still manages to come in second.
China is not overreaching right now. Its C02 emissions are perfectly normal for a country of its size. Its fast-developing economy ensures that it will have high C02 emissions, but attempting to impose the standards for developed countries, on one which is developing, as China is, would only prolong the period of high emissions, and make it harder to maintain progress. There is no overreac
Debate Round No. 1
EneeBunny

Pro

I'd like to remind my opponent that many people out of 1/6th is suffering due to poverty etc. China is currently the largest emitter in greenhouse gases, it just overtook USA last month thus it is not something which is expected but something which already happened. It's the second largest emitter of Carbon.It's well known that China was blamed for producing goods not up to the required standard. E.g. In order to bring the milkpowder produced in China upto the required specifications, firms in China used Melamine which is unhealthy to increase the protein level in milk. This shows that China's using fraud to develop. China is hiding behind the banner,Developing countries,causing more harm than developed countries, thus China is overreaching
LB628

Con

1: Greenhouse gas emissions. The fact remains uncontested that China's greenhouse gas emissions are consistent with a developing country of its size. There is no overreaching in emissions. That high levels of people remain in poverty, while undesirable, is irrelevant.

2: Isolated cases of defective products do not show widespread fraud in China. The recent salmonella-infected peanut scandal in the U.S does not mean all U.S based firms use defective products. Unless the pro can show widespread fraud, this does not indicate overreach.

All of facts from China are consistent with a large, growing economy. They do not show economic overreach.
Debate Round No. 2
EneeBunny

Pro

EneeBunny forfeited this round.
LB628

Con

Seeing as there has been no response to my arguments, and the Pro has the burden of proof, vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
EneeBunny

Pro

EneeBunny forfeited this round.
LB628

Con

LB628 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
EneeBunny

Pro

EneeBunny forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by wpfairbanks 8 years ago
wpfairbanks
The UN has acknowleged that no real criterion exists for determining whether a country is developed or developing. So I would eliminate the part about China "hiding" under the title
Posted by Epicism 8 years ago
Epicism
Oh ok. Some do some don't.
Posted by EneeBunny 8 years ago
EneeBunny
Um... when I say This house Believes it is a technical word used in Debating for international champioships.. Its just that i have a debate on Saturday and i need points for it.. In that style of debating, we do not define the house.
Posted by RoyLatham 8 years ago
RoyLatham
The convention in much of Asia, it seems, is to use "This house believes" to mean "Resolved:"
Posted by fresnoinvasion 8 years ago
fresnoinvasion
I define "This House" as China.

haha
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
This House believes that it's never Lupus.
Posted by beem0r 8 years ago
beem0r
This House believes that it's not Lupus.
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
Gregory House
Posted by Epicism 8 years ago
Epicism
Sorry for the double post but also,

Ta grama Nazi's comeh gejew!
Posted by Epicism 8 years ago
Epicism
You need to post the house you represent. Otherwise its justified to say "What house? Your house? Who cares."
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LB628
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