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Beijing Program Schedule

Saturday, Apr 23, 2011

Whole day

  • Lithuanian and Slovenia Participants Arrival
  • Check in at Hotel, we will have volunteers to give you directions and some suggestions to places nearby where you can visit

Sunday, Apr 24, 2011

Whole day

  • Thai Participants Arrival
  • Check in at Hotel, we will have volunteers to give you directions and some suggestions to places nearby where you can visit

Monday, Apr 25, 2011

Whole day

  • Due to confusion on arrival time, foreign participants are all coming early.
  • We therefore are planning to arrange a one day trip for everyone to
  1. Temple of Heaven
  2. Wangfujing Shopping and Culture Street

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2011

8:00 am – 9:00 am

(At Hotel & Nearby)

  • Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:15 am

  • Walk from Hotel to the 2nd High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University

9:30 am – 10:30 am

(At 2nd High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University)

  • Opening Address made by Director of Student Affairs at 2nd High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University
  • Briefings about the program in Beijing

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

  • Presentation: China, Basic Facts, Culture and Society (Done by Chinese Participants)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  • Lunch (Restaurant near High School)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Debate, followed by Group Discussions, on topic culture and modernization.

Eg. THBT developing countries should not be allowed to host international sporting events.

3:00 pm

  • Depart from High School

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

  • Walk to Jiandemen Subway Station

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Subway Travel to the Olympic Green

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Visit Olympic Stadiums (Birds Nest and Water Cube, 1hr)
  • Group Discussions on the impact of Olympic Games to China (1hr)

6:00 pm – 8:00pm

  • Welcome dinner (Beijing Duck)

8:00 pm – 9:00pm

  • Subway travel back to hotel (or Taxi)

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011

7:30 am

  • Depart from Hotel with packed breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am

  • Shuttle Bus travel to Forbidden City

8:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Visiting Forbidden City

10:30 am – 11:30 pm

  • Get out of Forbidden City and Visit Tian’anmen Square

11:30 pm – 12:30 pm

  • A walk on the Chang’an Avenue (Main Street in Beijing, alongside which are a number of government offices and places of interest)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Shuttle Bus to Peking University

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Presentation and Group Discussion on History of the China, Thai, Slovenia, Lithuania (need one presentation prepared by each country)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Dinner at Peking University

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Debate between PKU Debaters and debaters from the program, on motion related to History.

Eg. THBT states should manipulate history to teach moral lessons.

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2011

7:30 am

  • Depart from Hotel with packed breakfast

Whole Day

  • Visit to the Great Wall near Beijing, with on-site Discussion/Debate ethnic groups in China (need one presentation prepared by each country about the ethnic diversity, folk tales, legends etc. of the country.)
  • Prepared Sandwich as Lunch

Thursday, Apr 29, 2011

8:00 am – 9:00 am

(At Hotel & Nearby)

  • Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am

  • Subway travel to CBD

Whole Day

  • Visiting the CBD (Central Business District) area in Beijing, to some State-own-Enterprise and Multinational Corporation. (currently finalizing details of visits)

 

  • On-site discussion on Market and its impact on Culture
  • Debate about on Market and Globalization

Friday, Apr 30, 2011

8:00 am – 9:00 am

(At Hotel & Nearby)

  • Breakfast

9:00 am

  • Depart from hotel to trips to different part of Beijing (all sites close to subway). Trips tentatively planned are:
  1. Gulou (Drum Towers), Beijing Hutongs (Traditionally Alleyways) and Court Yards
  2. National Gallery
  3. Capital Museum
  4. Peking University and Tsinghua University Campus Tour
  5. Peking Opera Show (TBD)
  6. Summer Place
  7. Beijing Zoo
  8. Xiushui Shopping Area

 

  • Lunch and Dinner on People’s own expense

7 pm – 9 pm

  • All groups come back to hotel
  • Presentation/Discussions about the trips they made during the day

Saturday, May 1, 2011

8:00 am

  • Depart from Hotel with Packed Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • Shuttle bus to Beijing University of Technology

9:00 am – 9:30 am

  • Tournament Registration

9:30 am – 9:45 am

  • Opening Briefing

9:45 am – 12:00 pm

  • Round 1

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

  • Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

  • Round 2

3:15 pm – 5:15 pm

  • Round 3

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Snacks and Coffee Break

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

  • Round 4

7:45 pm – 9:30 pm

  • Dinner

9:30 pm

  • Depart from BJUT to Hotel

Whole Day

  • Non-debater participant continues their visit in Beijing

Sunday, May 2, 2011

8:00 am

  • Depart from Hotel with Packed Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • Shuttle bus to Beijing University of Technology

9:00 am – 9:30 am

  • Tournament Registration

9:30 am – 11:00 am

  • Round 5 (Silent Round)

11:30 am

  • Announcement of Breaking teams (Four high school teams and Four University Team)

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • Schools and University Semi-Finals

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Lunch

1:30 pm

  • Announcement of University Grand Final Motion

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • University Grand Final

2:30 pm

  • Announcement of High School Grand Final Motion

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • University High School Final

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • Closing and Awarding Ceremony

Whole Day

(9:00 am – 4:00 pm)

  • Program Coordinator discusses Logistics

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

  • Youth In Action Event group discussion and Closing

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

  • Farewell Dinner
  • Chinese Debaters help international guests in making dumplings

 

Side Event: Workshop for Debate/Public-speaking Coaches

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2011

7:30 am

  • Depart from Hotel with packed breakfast

Whole Day

  • Visit to the Great Wall near Beijing, with on-site Discussion/Debate ethnic groups in China (need one presentation prepared by each country about the ethnic diversity, folk tales, legends etc. of the country.)
  • Prepared Sandwich as Lunch

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2011

7:30 am

  • Depart from Hotel with packed breakfast

 

 

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