Tsinghua SEM Team Won the 2012 Deloitte Tax National Championship
November 24, 2012
The 2012 Deloitte Tax Championship concluded in Suzhou on October 21. Team Tsinghua stood out among 66 university teams and won the national championship for the first time in nine years. The team was guided by Professor ZHANG Haiyan from the Accounting Department at SEM. Its four members are senior undergraduates: JI Dongxing, WANG Zhaoyang, YAO Ling from the Accounting Department and WANG Ling from the Mathematics and Physics Science Department.
Group Photo of the team
Deloitte Tax Championship, a key project of the Deloitte Tax Research Association, is the highest-level undergraduate case competition in the taxation field in China. Since the first Championship Competition in 2004, it has attracted nearly 2,000 students from universities in Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, including Tsinghua University, Peking University, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Macau, and Taiwan University.
The 2012 competition consists of three parts: preliminaries, semi-finals and final competition. The preliminaries were held on August 24 and 25 in Beijing and included case analyses and quiz contests. Semi-finals and the final competition were held on October 19 and 21 in Suzhou and included case analyses, presentations and Q&A sessions. 46 teams from Chinese mainland universities and 20 from universities in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan applied for the competition, but only 13 broke into the semi-finals. Eventually, 6 teams got the ticket to the final. After three-hour preparation for case analyses, the finalists presented to the jury which consists of experts from taxation departments, business community and consulting firms. The participants then answered questions from the jury.
The jury unanimously complimented Team Tsinghua’s solid professional knowledge, excellent analytical ability, language skills and teamwork and awarded the team the top prize.