Hong Kong: China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong have moved into the Asia Mixed Team Championships quarter-finals.
In the last Group D tie between China and Malaysia, both were guaranteed to advance to the knock out phase regardless of the result. Malaysia managed to give China a good fight on Thursday by picking up wins when men’s singles when Cheam June Wei defeated Lu Guangzu 21-12, 21-17, and Chen Tang Jie/Peck Yen Wei overcame Chen Xiaofei/Ou Xuanyi 21-13, 21-15 in the mixed doubles event.
After losing to Singapore 2-3 on Wednesday, India lost 2-3 again to Chinese Taipei on Thursday to make Chinese Taipei the champions of Group B followed by Singapore in the second place.
Indonesia also eased past Thailand 4-1 in Group C to finish top with both countries already through to the last eight.
The quarter-finals on Friday will see Malaysia take on Japan, Indonesia play Singapore, Hong Kong to face Chinese Taipei and China to clash with Thailand.
The Asia Mixed Team Championships also known as the Tong Yun Kai Cup, which was named after the President of Hong Kong Badminton Association.