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A recap of Deloitte Tax Championship 2014

Case study competition

Deloitte Tax Championship 2014 came to a successful conclusion in Shanghai on 26th October. This year’s competition attracted participation from 64 universities in 30 cities of the Greater China Region. Below is the list of the participating teams (listed in alphabetical order):

From the Chinese Mainland:
From Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan:
  • Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Beijing Technology and Business University
  • Beijing University of Technology
  • Capital University of Economics & Business
  • Central University of Finance & Economics
  • China University of Political Science and Law
  • Chongqing University
  • Dongbei University of Finance & Economics
  • Fudan University
  • Guangdong University of Business Studies
  • Guangdong University of Finance & Economics
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
  • Harbin Institute of Technology
  • Harbin University of Commerce
  • Hebei University of Economics and Business
  • Huazhong University of Science & Technology
  • Hunan University
  • Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics
  • Jilin University
  • Jilin University of Finance and Economics
  • Jinan University
  • Nanjing Audit University
  • Nanjing University of Finance & Economics
  • Nankai University
  • Northeastern University
  • Ocean University of China
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Shandong University
  • Shanghai International Studies University
  • Shanghai University of Finance & Economics
  • Soochow University
  • South China Normal University
  • Southwestern University of Finance & Economics
  • Sun Yat-sen University
  • Tianjin University of Commerce
  • Tianjin University of Finance & Economics
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of International Business & Economics
  • Wuhan University
  • Xiamen University
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University
  • Zhejiang University
  • Zhongnan University of Economics & Law
  • Chung Yuan Christian University
  • City University of Hong Kong
  • Fu Jen Catholic University
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Hong Kong Shue Yan University
  • Lingnan University
  • Macau University of Science & Technology
  • National Changhua University of Education
  • National Cheng Kung University
  • National Chengchi University
  • National Taipei College of Business
  • National Taipei University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Soochow University (located in Taipei)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Tunghai University
  • University of Macau

 

The group competitions were held in Beijing, Dalian, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei on 30 August 2014. All participating teams were divided into five groups. Teams from the Chinese Mainland were divided into Groups 1 to 3 by a draw while teams from the Hong Kong SAR and the Macau SAR were in Group 4. Teams from Taiwan were in Group 5. On the group competition day, each team submitted the executive summary of their solutions for a simulated business case in the morning and took part in the quiz section in the afternoon. The 13 teams entering the national final competition were from the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

The national competition was held in Shanghai on 25th October 2014. 13 finalist teams were invited to a welcome dinner where they met tax professionals from Deloitte China offices on the eve of competition day. The three-hour break-out session was held in the morning of the competition day, followed by an oral presentation in the afternoon. Teams were divided into two groups and made oral presentations before the judges in the semi-final. 6 winning teams from the semi-final presented their solutions and answered questions from the judges.

Teachers and students attended the 2014 Tax Championship award presentation ceremony lunch on 20 October. We are honored to have the presence of Mr. Zhao Shennian, Vice President of The China Certified Tax Agents Association (CCTAA), to be the keynote at this occasion. He stressed the importance of quality talent for social development in China. Last but not least, he encouraged students to develop the quality of "integrity, righteous, dedication and innovation", and as the outstanding practitioners who will continue to pass along the core value of the tax profession.

The top honor of the 2014 competition went to Peking University. The first runner-up was Shanghai University of Finance & Economics and the second runner-up was Sun Yat-sen University. The outstanding teams were National Chengchi University, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and Zhongnan University of Economics & Law. The merit teams were Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics, Soochow University (located in Taipei), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and University of Macau.

Essay competition

Students were invited to write an essay in Chinese on PRC tax hot topics. Of the 20 entries received from students studying for full-time master's or PhD programs, eight were shortlisted. The shortlisted writers gathered in Shanghai on 25 October 2014 to present their essays before a panel of judges in the final stage. Winners of the Best Paper Awards (in alphabetical order of the writers' surname) were:

  • LI Yichun of National Taipei University of Business
  • YANG Xiaohong of Sun Yat-sen University
  • YANG Wenfei of Sun Yat-sen University

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