Deloitte Tax Championship to nuture China’s tax talent

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The Deloitte Tax Championship 2006 will be launched with regional competitions on 2 September in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. The Deloitte Tax Championship, now in its third year, underlines the firm’s commitment and contribution to higher education and learning and aims to help address the increasing demand for qualified talent in the market by encouraging more students to specialize in the taxation field.

Following on the success of previous years, the Deloitte Tax Championship 2006 has attracted increased interest with over 200 students participating from 39 universities in the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR and Taiwan. The 2006 Championship will introduce two new features. For the first time it will include students from both sides of the Strait, giving them a platform to interact and exchange ideas with their peers.

To further promote the interest of tax studies among postgraduate students, the Championship will include a tax-related research or analysis thesis-writing competition for students pursuing a Master’s degree in the Chinese Mainland. The competition is a strong testament to Deloitte’s commitment to develop tax education in China.

Mr Joseph Tse, Tax Managing Partner of Deloitte China said, “The Deloitte Tax Championship provides an interactive learning experience beyond the classroom environment. Students have the opportunity to interact with their peers from all over China and learn directly from leading tax professionals during the competition. This year, we received a record high of 39 universities participating which is a clear indication of their growing interest and recognition of the value and benefits of this programme.”

As in previous years, undergraduate students will need to solve simulated business cases and submit their solutions to a panel of judges comprising senior tax officials as well as senior tax professionals from Deloitte. Eight finalists, comprising the top two teams from each of the four regional competitions, will compete for top honour at the final competition in Zhongshan on 12 October 2006.

The tax research and analysis thesis writing competition for postgraduate students will award a maximum of three best papers from a shortlist of eight merit papers, judged on their tax knowledge concepts, argument cogency and presentation clarity.

Mrs Yvonne Law, Dean of the 2006 Championship, said, “By asking undergraduate students to work on simulated tax cases, we aim to give them the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to real-life business situations and gain hands-on practical experience. The thesis competition will allow postgraduates to focus on in-depth tax analysis and research. We are confident that our challenging line-up of cases will ensure that undergraduate and postgraduate students participating in the 2006 competitions will find the experience rewarding and a motivation to further their tax studies and related development.”

2006 Deloitte Tax Championship – List of participating teams

Region 1
1. Beijing University of Technology
2. Capital University of Economics & Business
3. Central University of Finance and Economics
4. Changchun Taxation College
5. Dongbei University of Finance and Economics
6. Nankai University
7. Peking University
8. Renmin University of China
9. Tianjin University of Commerce
10. Tianjin University of Finance and Economics
11. Tsinghua University
12. University of International Business and Economics

Region 2
1. Fudan University
2. Nanjing Audit University
3. Shanghai International Studies University
4. Shanghai Jiaotong University
5. Shanghai University of Finance & Economics
6. Sichuan University
7. Southwest University of Finance & Economics
8. Soochow University
9. Zhejiang University

Region 3
1. Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
2. Hunan University
3. Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
4. Jinan University
5. South China University of Technology
6. Sun Yat-sen University
7. Xiamen University
8. Zhongnan University of Economics & Law

Region 4
1. City University of Hong Kong
2. Hong Kong Baptist University
3. Lingnan University
4. Macau University of Science & Technology
5. National ChengChi University
6. National Taiwan University
7. The Chinese University of Hong Kong
8. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
9. The University of Hong Kong
10. The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

About Deloitte’s China practice

Deloitte’s China practice provides services through a number of legal entities and those entities are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (Swiss Verein).

We are one of the leading professional services providers in the Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR. We have more than 5,500 people in ten offices including Beijing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Tianjin.

As early as 1917, we opened an office in Shanghai. Backed by our global network, we deliver a full range of audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to national, multinational and growth enterprise clients in China.

We have considerable experience in China and have been a significant contributor to the development of China’s accounting standards, taxation system and local professional accountants. We also provide services to around one-third of all companies listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

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