China in general, and Chu Jinling in particular, finally came out of their shells on the third day of the women's World Grand Champions Cup yesterday. After consecutive defeats to Brazil and the United States in Tokyo, the Olympic champions reminded everyone at Nagoya Rainbow Hall just who's the boss, at least in Asia, by crushing South Korea 3-0 in 64 minutes. Chu, the team's lethal weapon from Liaoning, led the rout with 22 points, comprising 18 kills, three blocks and one service ace, as China won at a canter 25-18, 25-17, 25-19. After scoring a meagre 14 points combined in the two earlier defeats, it was the 21-year-old wing spiker's first major contribution to the six-team, inter-continental championship. Her mood change highlighted the improved performance of the team overall, and head coach Chen Zhonghe feels she is capable of much more, once she begins to impose herself on the court. 'She is tall enough and has many physical advantages to play volleyball,' Chen said of the 1.90-metre Chu, who soars to an imposing 3.10 metres at the peak of her spike. 'But she does not speak out on the court. This is her character. She's also a bit tense, and we are trying to create a happy atmosphere for her. 'To tell you the truth, we had a special meeting just for her last night [Thursday]. We told her losing a game is OK, and that not playing at your full power is OK, but please keep yourself motivated. 'We will try several methods to bring the best out of her, but I think we will have to wait several years to see it.' Chu is a central figure in the team rebuilding process as China work to retain the Olympic gold medal they won in such thrilling style in Athens. Against South Korea she demonstrated her all-round skills, blocking solidly and scattering the defence with a succession of missile jump-serves. The only time the Chinese girls looked confused was before the match, when the two teams lined up for the national anthems. When the announcer asked the audience to stand for the anthem of Korea, China's vibrant March of the Volunteers hit the airwaves. The Chinese coaching staff on the bench urged the young volunteers to raise China's flag as opposed to Korea's, as the TV crews quickly changed their focus. 'The mistake did not matter to us,' said China's Zhou Suhong, who supported Chu's 22-point barrage with 12 of her own. 'We have a good relationship with the Korean team, so we didn't feel anything.' China complete the round-robin with games against Japan tonight and Poland tomorrow.