Chinese woman grandmaster Zhao Xue and rising star Shen Yang
both snatched an easy win over their British rivals to lead China
Twelve-year-old Hou Yifan, the youngest player in the
tournament, took 59-year-old Jana Bellin a match between
generations to seal the victory for China.
Winning the first two rounds of matches, the women's team joined
France, Lithuania and Latvia to top the standings with six
On the men's side, China triumphed over Scotland 3.5-0.5 for
their second straight victory in the tournament.
The Chinese women will next take on European powerhouse France,
while the men's team plays Slovakia.
(CRI English May 23, 2006)