40 Chinese University Bulletin Spring • Summer 2008 CUHK Shines in Putonghua Debates Z hang Dongshan (left) (Year 2, history) and Liu Ran (centre) (Year 2, sociology) of the CUHK Mandarin debate team were named best debaters in two intervarsity debates. I n N o v emb e r 20 07, t h e CUHK t e am defeated the University of Hong Kong in the Intervarsity Putonghua Debate Competition 2007 to capture its championship again and represented Hong Kong in the 13th Hitachi Cup. The cup, which featured eight participating universities, was held in December in Shanghai. Zhang Dongshan was selected the best debater. The 2007 International Varsity Debate was held in late November in Beijing. Six institutions from Hong Kong, Singapore, Macao, Malaysia, mainland China and Taiwan took part. Liu Ran was named best debater. Law Student Selected Top Oralist in Vis (East) Moot O ver 350 students from 52 law schools participated in the fifth Annual Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot in March in Hong Kong. Wong Yin-chuen Spencer, Juris Doctor student at CUHK, was selected top oralist in the Greater China region and was granted an internship to work at Lovells' Hong Kong this summer. Vis (East) Moot is the biggest international arbitration competition on international trade law. This year's moot court problem involved an order for top quality red wine. The claimant found unexpected ingredients in the wine and this gave rise to a dispute under the Convention on the International Sale of Goods. Appearing at least four times before internationally renowned arbitrators, the students argued on behalf of their 'clients' in a gruelling test of legal skills and knowledge. The eight-member CUHK team comprised students from the Juris Doctor Programme and the Master of Laws Programme in International Economic Law.