The tournament was formerly known as the Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament, Singapore-Malaysia Open. It was organized by the NTU Chinese Society, and was successfully held in year 2001 and year 2002.
In year 2004, the organizing committee decided to expand the scale of the tournament to Asia Pacific region. The 1st Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament, Asia-Pacific Open was therefore held in year 2004.
In year 2006, NTU Chinese Society successfully held the 2nd Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament. Following the success of the 2nd tournament, a group of Taiwan enthusiasts was interested in organizing the 3rd tournament and had it successfully held in July 2007.
In 2013, we received huge number of applications to participate in The 6th Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament, Asia-Pacific Open 2013. The 6th tournament turned out to be a great success and was interviewed by local media. The organizing committee has received overwhelming responses from many tertiary institutions. Besides that, the tournament is also rated as the Top 4 International Chinese Debate Tournament by netizens around the world.
With a lot of past experiences and supports, we are inspired and have thus decided to make a step further by increasing the number of participating teams to 24 teams in the 7th tournament. This is in response to the overwhelming number of universities signing up for this tournament and the positive feedbacks from sponsors and media. We believe that the advancement of The 7th Asia-Pacific Intervarsity Chinese Debate Tournament (2015) will make this event even more interesting and more important in the stage of Chinese debate.