Fan Zhendong was in fine form for China ©Getty Images

China's men and women began in predictably dominant style as team events opened the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Indonesia today.

With the winners of both team competitions booking a spot at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the sport's traditional powerhouse has sent extremely strong line-ups to Among Rogo Stadium in Yogyakarta.

The men, the top seeds and defending champions, won their quarter-final clash 3-0 against Singapore without dropping a game.

World number one and four-time World Championship gold medallist Fan Zhendong got the ball rolling as he saw off Pang Yew En Koen 11-5, 11-4, 11-4.

Nineteen-year-old double Youth Olympic Games gold medallist Wang Chuqin then saw off Poh Shao Feng Ethan 11-4, 11-8, 11-5.

It was left to Liang Jingkun to seal the best-of-five contest, 11-4, 11-3, 11-0 over Josh Shao Han Chua.

China did not need to field 10-time world champion and Olympic team gold medallist Xu Xin, the world number two, while reigning Olympic and world champion Ma Long is not in the squad.

Liu Shiwen helped China's women to quarter-final victory ©Getty Images
Liu Shiwen helped China's women to quarter-final victory ©Getty Images

The top six teams from the last Asian Championships earned an automatic berth in the quarter-finals with the rest of the nations having to negotiate round-robin groups for the right to join them.

One other men's last eight clash was played today with South Korea edging Hong Kong 3-2.

In the women's event China won their quarter-final 3-0 against North Korea as other countries negotiated the qualifiers.

Reigning world champion and Olympic team gold medallist Liu Shiwen opened her country's account by defeating Kim Nae-hae 11-5, 11-4, 11-2.

Eighteen-year-old Sun Yingsha made it 2-0 as she defeated Cha Hyo-sim in four, 11-9, 11-5, 10-12, 11-5.

Wang Manyu completed the job by seeing off Kim Song-I 11-4, 11-3, 11-7.

The team events will continue up until the semi-final stage tomorrow.