South Korea kept alive their hopes of making it to the semi-finals of the soccer competition alive by defeating China 3-0 in group B at Siu Sai Wan Sports Ground last night. After a 4-1 defeat by Hong Kong in their opening match, the Koreans took the advantage of their experience against a young mainland side, who are represented by their under-23 squad. Striker Park Jong-Chan hit the target twice in the second half while Kim Ho-you sealed the victory with the third in the 79th minute. The mainlanders must win their final group match against Hong Kong tomorrow. With Hong Kong striker Chan Siu-kei having left for a 10-day training camp with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, China may have a better chance. In group A, Japan should have little difficulty finishing top of the group when they meet minnows Macau tonight at the same venue.