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Hi, my name is ____ and this is my partner ____. We stand in the affirmation on the resolution Resolved: On balance, the rise of China is beneficial to the interests of the United States.

We reserve the right to provide counter-definitions should disagree with our opponents:

China
From the Encyclopedia Brittanica (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/111803/China): "China, Chinese (Pinyin) Zhonghua or (Wade-Giles) Chung-hua, officially People’s Republic of China, Chinese (Pinyin) Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo or (Wade-Giles) Chung-hua Jen-min Kung-ho-kuo,  country of East Asia. It is the largest of all Asian countries and has the largest population of any country in the world. Occupying nearly the entire East Asian landmass, it occupies approximately one-fourteenth of the land area of the Earth. Among the major countries of the world, China is surpassed in area by only Russia and Canada, and it is almost as large as the whole of Europe."

Benefitial: receiving or entitling one to receive advantage, use, or benefit. Merriam Webster

interests of the United States: What we will find, is the United States has all kinds of interests; national security interests, economic interests, energy interests, and just about anything which promotes the well-being of the nation, both at home and abroad.

Criteria- Since the resolution says interests and not interest, the Negation must show all of the interests are not beneficial , but it is also hurting us. In return, the Affirmation must only show that any benefits would be an interest to the United States.

Observation 1: The “rise of the China” began in 1978, when Deng Xiaoping instituted the first economic reforms to shift the nation toward a market-based economy, allowing private firms to operate in the country beginning in 1980 (BBC 2012).National Forensics League Keith West https://www.pfdebate.com/uploads/-userdocs_publicDocs_Dahan_February_PF_Analysis.pdf

Observation 2: What we will find, is the United States has all kinds of interests; national security interests, economic interests, energy interests, and just about anything which promotes the well-being of the nation, both at home and abroad.

Contention 1:TRADE WITH CHINA GOOD: TRADE IS ALWAYS GOOD!

Sub-point A: THE UNITED STATES IS ONE TRILLION DOLLARS RICHER EVERY YEAR DUE TO FREE TRADE-University of California Los Angeles Asian American Studies Center '12 [The US-China Trade Imbalance Benefits the United States; Importing from China, 2012; Gale Group]

The Battle Over Free Trade: It is commonly accepted that most economists, including the many experts cited in these pages, are advocates of free trade. Economists at the Institute for International Economics and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, for example, argue that over the last 60 years, the U.S. economy is "about a $1 trillion per year richer as a result of the expansion of international trade ... and could gain another $500 billion annually if the world were to move to totally free trade." There would, however, also be losses of around $50 billion per year in the form of lost jobs, and lower wages for some. It is likely that most of these same economists advocating for free trade are highly skilled and will not have to worry about losing their jobs to another economist in China or India. But for the majority of American workers, the pain of job losses is very real. Little wonder, then, that there is much ambivalence in the U.S. about free trade, as is reflected in the fact that major trade legislation in Congress in the last decade has had about equal numbers of supporters and detractors. For better or worse, China has become the face of globalization, and rightly or wrongly, has become an easy target for many Americans' anxieties. Ultimately, politicians need to know that the attitude of Americans towards global trade will depend in large part on the degree to which the U.S. can provide the proper education and (re)training...
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