Chinese chess (Xiangqi) has a long way ahead to go worldwide
2010-November-19 Source: Newsgd.com
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Xiangqi (Chinese chess) makes its Asian Games debut in Guangzhou Asian Games, and it’s may be the last Asiad show up for Xiangqi.

The present-day form of Xiangqi originated in China and is therefore commonly called Chinese chess in English.

This year Asian Games only feature women's and men's individual events, the Xiangqi masters will contest the gold medals in Round 7 on November 19, 2010. After the round 6, journalist from Southcn has an interview with Hu Ronghua, the coach of Chinese Xiangqi team.

 
Hu Ronghua(R), the coach of Chinese Xiangqi team, and Hong Zhi(L), a Chinese Xiangqi Player in the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou on November 18, 2010 (southcn.com)
 
 
 
"Hong Kong, China and Chinese Taipei are very competitive and Singapore progress a lot," said Hu when he rated the performance of the participants, “China has a great probability to win the gold medals in women’s and men’s individual.”

Hu hoped this is not the last show up for Xiangqi in the Asian Games. “For the precious experience, it is still has probability to strive for as seat for Xiangqi competition in the next Asian Games”, He said

When referring to the promotion of Xiangqi, Hu said it’s a long way for Xiangqi to go worldwide.

“Asian Countries including China and Vietnam takes tens of years to learn Chess, and after 30 years we can contend with chess masters from western countries,” He said. “Xiangqi also has a growth progress in western countries.”

“At present, we should firstly expand the games in Asian, and exploit young players,” said Hu.

Editor: Olivia
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