WODC: Xinjiang's independence
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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. 
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. 
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R4: Rebuttals and Closings
Thanks to nzlockie and await his acceptance.
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!
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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.
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