Zhao Junpeng was among the Chinese winners today ©Getty Images

China begun the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships with a thumping 5-0 victory over Macau on day one of the tournament in Hong Kong.

The sport's powerhouse proved far too strong in the Group D encounter at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium as they won all five rubbers.

Ou Xuanyi and Feng Xueying won the mixed doubles encounter 21-8, 21-6 against Leong Iok Chong and Ng Weng Chi before Zhao Junpeng won the men's singles 21-14, 21-16 over Pui Pang Fong.

He Jiting and Tan Qiang settled the best-of-five encounter by cruising home in the men's doubles, 21-4, 21-8 against Iek U Ieong and Leong Iok Chong.

Extra gloss was added as Cai Yanyan won the women's singles 21-12, 21-12 against Pui Chi Wa and Du Yue and Li Yinhui sealed women's doubles success against Kuan Chi Leng and Ng Weng Chi, 21-9, 21-8.

Du Yue and Li Yinhui won their women's doubles clash for China ©Getty Images
Du Yue and Li Yinhui won their women's doubles clash for China ©Getty Images

In other matches today, Chinese Taipei beat Singapore 3-2 in Group B.

Group C saw a 5-0 win for Indonesia over Sri Lanka.

All four groups feature three teams with the top two in each reaching the quarter-finals.

Elsewhere, the Badminton Federation Orleans Masters also begun today in France, with qualification at the World Tour Super 100 competition.

Home French winners at the Palais des Sports included Yaelle Hoyaux in the women's singles and Christo Popov in the men's.

Both events will continue tomorrow.