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WODC: Xinjiang's independence

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Started: 9/5/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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This debate is for Larz's World Online Debate Cup Tournament. Also, there is a 1,500 minimum ELO required to vote on this debate.

Full Topic

That the Xinjiang province of China should be granted independence.


Xinjiang - is an autonomous region which also contains the disputed territory of Aksai Chin administered by the People's Republic of China in the northwest of the country. [1]

Independence - is a condition of a nation, country, or state in which its residents and population, or some portion thereof, exercise self government, and usually sovereignty, over the territory. [2]


1. No forfeits
2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate
3. No new arguments in the final round
4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere
5. Violation of any of these rules or of any of the R1 set-up merits a loss


R1: Acceptance
R2: Constructives
R3: Rebuttals
R4: Rebuttals and Closings



Thanks to nzlockie and await his acceptance.


Thanks to my opponent for setting this debate up.

China has held the Xinjiang region since 1759, over 250 continuous years of protection and investment. The resolution for this debate argues that China should split and grant independence to this area.
My side of the house will argue that such a split would assuredly not be China's best interests for a range of sound and logical reasons. We believe it's no exaggeration to say that that to do so now could potentially lead to the collapse of China as we know her today.
While our main argument will be based from China's perspective, considering the global implications of China's collapse will certainly be something we will bring to the table.

For these reasons, we are happy to oppose the resolution and look forward to a rousing debate!
Debate Round No. 1


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Hi Guys - timing has got the best of us with this debate. It was an excellent topic and we want to do it justice - since we've found out that we're debating eachother in the next round, we've decided to do a quick debate for Round 4 and pick this one up again, bright and early in Round 5.

Round 5 for us will be argued on Edeb8, so feel free to pop over there and check it out next week.

Arc will post a link to our new debate in the comments section.

Thanks! Here's a baby sloth for being such a good crowd.

Debate Round No. 2
Debate Round No. 3


ArcTImes forfeited this round.


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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by nzlockie 3 years ago
The link for next week's debate doesn't work. I had to change it. Here's the new one:
Posted by nzlockie 3 years ago
Hey y'all - as mentioned in round, this debate has been postponed until next week. Here is the link to view it:

In the meantime, our new debate is taking place right here, right now. Come check it out and vote vote vote!
Posted by ArcTImes 3 years ago
@nzlockie LOL
Posted by Kc1999 3 years ago
Posted by nzlockie 3 years ago
Hey Arc, how about you forfeit this debate and you and I split spaceking's money?
Posted by bsh1 3 years ago
This is an excellent topic.
Posted by 9spaceking 3 years ago
betting $105,000 on arc defeating nzlockie
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