Chinese Taipei overcame China to claim their fourth consecutive victory at the Under-21 World Korfball Championships in Budapest.
The team from Chinese Taipei maintained their 100 per cent start to the tournament with a 21-11 win over their Chinese opponents in the Pool B clash at the Tüskecsarnok in the Hungarian capital.
The result cemented Chinese Taipei's position in top spot in the pool and all-but guaranteed their place in the next round.
Portugal bounced back from suffering their first defeat yesterday as they dispatched hosts Hungary 24-14.
The Portuguese side are three points adrift of Chinese Taipei in the pool but have now opened up a three-point gap over Hungary following their victory.
Turkey claimed their first win of the competition with a narrow 12-8 victory over Germany in the other Pool B match played today.
In Pool A, The Netherlands moved three points ahead of Belgium by thrashing England 50-5.
Belgium, who were not in action today, remain in second.
The Czech Republic also have six points as they comfortably beat Hong Kong 26-10 to remain in contention for qualification.
A total of 12 nations initially entered the event before the Dominican Republic withdrew due to financial problems.
The International Korfball Federation said they would not replace them, meaning Pool A has just five teams
Pool play resumes when the tournament continues tomorrow.