Motions for NEAO
10th Northeast Asian Open 2013

R1:
THBT it is legitimate for college students to illegally access prescription medicine in hopes of improving their studies.
R2: Les Miserables
THBT looting should not be criminalized in times of calamity.
R3: Price tag to heaven
THW put a ceiling on the wealth of religious priests.
R4: 
THW apply the rules of war on video games.
R5: How much is that doggie in the window? :P
TH supports the establishment of animal brothels
R6: Geopol Other than the Middle East
In African states, TH prefers the distribution of development directly to private individuals over governments.
R7: Stand By Your Man
TH regrets the choice of woman to stand by their husbands who have been publicly exposed to have engaged in infidelity.

EFL GF: 
Assuming we can discover and quantify people's natural abilities, THW impose a progressive tax on individuals who do not maximize this capability.
QF:
In cities with a wide wealth gap, THW require all schools to impose a quota that reflects its socio-economic composition.
SF: Same as EFL GF.
GF:Keep coming together!
THBT Northeast Asia should embrace Japan's decision to amend the constitution to have a standing army.

9th Northeast Asian Open 2012
 
Round 1: Rights and state's obligations
THBT gender reassignment surgery should be included in state funded medical care
Round 2: Arts
THBT the government should compensate the music industry for the losses arising out of illegal downloading
Round 3: Middle East
THS an Egyptian military security guarantee against the invasion of Gaza
Round 4: Education
THBT early childhood education should undermine traditional gender roles
Round 5: The New Age
THW treat cyberattack as an act of war
Round 6: Development
THBT national governments should depopulate areas with few viable economic activities
Pre-Quarters: Africa
THBT the West should actively seek to displace Chinese investments and acquisition of Africa's natural land and resources
Quarters: Immigration
THBT it is legitimate for States to reject immigrants who oppose the prevailing social values of the receiving State
Semi-Final: the Middle East
THW ban religious parties from participating in elections in newly democratized Arab states.
Grand Final: Social Engineering
Assuming it is possible, THW incept citizens into socially good behavior 
EFL Semi-Final: Immigration
THBT states that receive refugees should be financially compensated by the country from which they came
EFL-Final: Social Engineering
Assuming it is possible, THW forcefully erase the memory of extremely traumatized patients
Test Debate: Romance
THW allow teachers to have romantic relationships with students
 
 
8th Northeast Asian Open 2011 (in Taiwan)
R1:THBT Israel should pre emptively strike Iranian Nuclear facilities.
R2:THW allow individuals to sell their votes for financial compensation. 
R3:THW end all fiscal austerity measures and increase government spending.
R4:THBT Taiwanese government should abandon all efforts for formal independence. 
R5:THW legalize polygamy.
Pre-QF:THBT equal opportunity legislation should be applied to religious institutions. 
EFL SF:THBT all government contracts should buy locally manufactured goods and services.
EFL GF:THW impose a maximum cap on the usage of water.
QF: THW try the dictator al'Assad.
SF: THBT all countries must ratify binding targets in any international agreement on climate change.
GF: THBT international law should recognize the right of each state to unilaterally undertake humanitarian intervention.

7th Northeast Asian Open 2010 (in Macau)
R1: THBT parents whose children are grossly obese should be penalized for child abuse.
R2: THBT China should support United Nation sanctions on North Korea.
R3: THBT energy companies of developed countries operating in developing countries should adhere to the environmental standards of their countries of origin.
R4: THBT EU should sanction its members for denying practice of religious freedom in public.
R5: THW ban beneficiaries of public welfare from entering casinos.
EFL SFi: THW allow the Taliban to join the elections as a legitimate party.
EFL GF: THBT Nobel Peace Prize should only be awarded in recognition of individuals who have already brought peace.
QF: THBT African Union should monitor and be responsible for the security in Somalian waters.
SF: THW shut down websites of political bloggers that spread lies.
GF: THBT drug addicts should only be eligible for social welfare under condition of rehabilitation.

6th Northeast Asian Open 2009
R1: THBT social networking sites should prohibit children from using their services
R2: THBT governments should hold airlines liable for viral diseases spread due to their flights
R3: THW end support for the Karzai government in Afghanistan.
R4: THBT the state should provide criminal background information to couples when they register to be married.
R5: THBT the state should regulate bonuses in private corporations.
EFL SF: THBT taxpayer money should not fund international sporting events
EFL GF: THBT states should side with surrogate mothers who don't want to give up their children
QF: THBT governments should prioritise fighting climate change over poverty
SF: THBT that African nations should choose Chinese investment over Western aid
GF: THBT that first generation immigrants should have the right to vote in their country of origin
 
5th Northeast Asian Open 2008
Round 1: Youth
THB in the establishment of a "Youth Government" for national policymaking.
THB in compulsory military training for every citizen of the country by age 25.
THW not allow foreign students to enroll in domestic universities.

Round 2: The Palin Factor
THW establish a minimum IQ for National Leaders.
THBT candidates for government positions should not be allowed to accept endorsements from religious leaders.
THBT non-US citizens deserve a right to vote in the US election.

Round 3: Gender Issues
THW recognize trans-sexuals as members of a third sex.
THBT the use of birth control pills should be prescription-free.
THW introduce a quota system for female politicians in national parliament.

Round 4: International Relations
THW say NO to the U.S.-India Nuclear Agreement.
THW not meet with the leaders of Iran.
THBT supporting Georgia's NATO bid is more important than maintaining good relations with Russia.

Quater Finals+EFL Final: Nature
THW not classify radical environmental groups as terrorist.
THS an international moratorium on commercial fishing of tuna.
THW abolish animal sports.

Semi Finals: Territory in NE Asia
THBT Japan and Korea should share Takeshima/Dokdo.
THBT Russia should return the Northern Territories to Japan.
THBT ICJ should mediate the Senkaku Islands dispute among Japan, China and Taiwan.

Final: Medicine
THS the forced sterilization of all criminals convicted of a felony.
THW deny national health services to people who participate in extreme sports.
THW protect the right of families to genetically engineer the traits of their children.

4th Northeast Asian Open 2007
Round 1: Energy/Environment
THBT bioethanol is the way to go.
THW ban cars in the city.
THBT carbon trade doesn't help the environment.

Round 2: History
THBT Northeast Asia needs a unified history textbook.
THW compensate victims of sexual slavery during WWII.
THW apologize for our history.

Round 3: International Relations
THBT the Palestinian people should give up the right to return.
THBT Japan should stop giving foreign aid to Myanmar.
THW blame China for Darfur.

Round 4: Animal
THBT game park rangers should have the right to shoot poachers.
THW ban bullfighting.
THBT bestiality should not be illegal.

Round 5: Big Government vs. Small Government
THBT states should have an official religion.
THBT Presidents should not have term limits.
THBT Sports should only be funded by private entities.

Quarter Finals: Minorities
THW give prisoners the right to vote.
THW make neglect of parent a criminal offence.
THBT that mothers who cause harm to their babies during their pregnancy should be criminally liable.

Semi Finals: Money
THW forbid foreign control over local banks.
THBT government money should not be invested in overseas.
THW abolish corporate tax.

Final: Gender
THBT fathers should also be granted maternity leave.
THW national identification cards should not indicate gender.
THBT Sex change operations be included as part of national healthcare programs.

3rd Northeast Asian Open 2006
Round 1: People vs. The Man
THW risk civilian casualties for military victories.
THBT Guantanamo Bay detainees should receive normal US criminal due process rights.
THW violate individual rights to protect the domestic order.

Round 2: Pop culture
THBT Borat is good for Kazakhstan.
THBT orphans prefer the “Material World” to the 3rd World.
THBT celebrities should be required to perform community service.

Round 3: The Environment
THW sacrifice growth to protect the world's oceanic creatures.
THW blame citizens, not their governments, for global warming.
THS private ownership of public water systems.

Round 4: Economics
THW abolish the minimum wage.
THB the Korean Wave has broken.
THW sign a Free Trade Agreement with America.

Round 5: The Soviet Union
THS the re-creation of the Soviet Union.
THBT the Russian government should protect voices of opposition within its borders.
THB the European Union should include the nations of the Former Soviet Union.

Quarter Finals: Government and Morality
THBT government has a moral obligation to end poverty.
THW make education gay friendly.
THW ban religious symbols in government institutions.

Semi Finals: Very Bad People
THW waterboard (torture) Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
THW mourn Fidel Castro's death.
THW not give Saddam Hussein the death penalty.

Rookie Final: Science and Health
THW subsidize public consumption of wine.
THW ban animal testing for the creation of new medicine.
THBT nature trumps nurture.

Final: Northeast Asia
THBT Taiwan has earned its seat in the United Nations.
THBT Japan should build nuclear weapons.
THBT Korea should be thankful for the American Empire.

2nd Northeast Asian Open 2005
Round 1: Legalization Softballs
THW legalize drugs.
THW legalize euthanasia.
THW legalize the sex industry.

Round 2: Trade and Investment
THBT free trade is not fair trade.
THBT foreign ownership of domestic industries is a good thing.
THBT farm subsidies do more harm than good.

Round 3: Education
THBT English should not be a criteria for admission into Asian universities.
THBT it is inappropriate for teachers to have romantic relationships with students.
THW make sex education mandatory in all public schools.

Round 4: The United Nations
THW sanction Syria.
THW give Asia another permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
THBT John Bolton is exactly what the United Nations needs.

Round 5: Privacy
THBT the news media should not be forced to reveal its sources.
THBT celebrities have the right to a private life.
THW sacrifice personal privacy to prevent terrorism.

Quarter Finals: Murder and Mayhem
THBT Saddam Hussein deserves the death penalty.
THBT anything goes in war.
THB the government should increase regulations on violence in the media.

Semi Finals: Age
THW provide free public care for the elderly.
TH rejects age as a standard for voting.
THBT age is not equivalent to authority.

Final: NE Asia
THW ban food imports from China.
THBT Japan is a better friend to Northeast Asia than America.
THW standardize Asian history textbooks.

1st Northeast Asian Open 2004
Practice Round
THW allow condom vending machines in schools.
THS minimum quotas for women in Asian politics.
THW cancel 3rd world debt.

Round 1: China
THW not support internet censorship in China.
THBT we need another militar superpower.
THS the 3 Gorges Dam.

Round 2: Sports
THW permit performance enhancing drugs at the Olympics.
THW ban all fighting sports.
THW equalize prize money for male and female athletes.

Round 3: Law and Order
THW legalize prostitution.
THW punish government corruption with the death penalty.
THW protect whistleblowers.

Round 4: Science
THW ban genetically modified food.
THBT space exploration is a waste.
THW prohibit human cloning.

Round 5: Terrorism
THBT the US led War on Terror has made the world less safe.
THBT Putin should talk not shoot.
THW grant immediate statehood to Palestine.

Round 6: Human Rights
THBT child labor is justified.
THW legalize gay marriage.
THBT pharmaceutical patents should not be enforced in Africa.

Round 7: Religion
THBT China should not restrict religious freedom.
THBT the churches should allow gay clergy.
THW include religious teaching in public schools.

Quarter Finals: Energy
THBT the Kyoto protocol needs US ratification.
THW build nuclear power plants.
THW provide public transportation for free.

Semi Finals: Northeast Asia - Economics
THW protect local film industries through screen quotas.
THW relocate the capital of Korea.
THW support a free trade zone in Northeast Asia.

Final: Northeast Asia - Military
THW withdraw South Korean troops from Iraq.
THBT North Korea has the right to develop nuclear weapons.
THBT US bases should get out of Northeast Asia.