Chinese Taipei edged a high-scoring match against Suriname to reach the semi-finals of the International Korfball Federation World Korfball Championship in Durban in South Africa.
The Asian champions faced their toughest battle of the tournament but prevailed 20-18 at the KZN Westville Campus Indoor Sports Centre.
Belgium await in the last four after they beat the Czech Republic, who stand in their way of a seventh successive appearance in the World Championship final, 27-10.
The Belgians won the world title in 1991 but have lost every final since against their Dutch neighbours.
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Portugal won bronze at the 2018 European Korfball Championship but waved goodbye to their medal chances after succumbing to China 25-21.
China's victory sees them reach the semi-finals of the World Championship for the first time.
They will meet defending champions the Netherlands in the last four.
The Dutch, seeking a 10th World Championship crown, cruised past Germany 25-9 to keep their title defence on track.
Tomorrow the classification matches will take place with the semi-finals scheduled for Thursday (August 8).