On 31 August 2017 China Matters held its Second Young Professionals Debate featuring two YP alumni and two special guests on each debate team.

The two teams debated the question:

‘Should we be nice to China?’

Team 1 on the affirmative: Scott Dewar and Andrew Kiley

Team 2 on the negative: Helen Sawczak and Harry White

Moderated by: Helen Dai

The evening saw a lively discussion between panellists and the audience debating how Australia should approach a relationship with China.

Scott Dewar and Andrew Kiley on the affirmative were voted by the audience as the winning team for putting forward the most convincing argument.