In Translation: Chinese Squad for 2018 WTTC Offers Consistency or Controversy?

Ma Long, Fan Zhendong, Xu Xin, Lin Gaoyuan and Wang Chuqin for the men; and the women, Ding Ning, Zhu Yuling, Liu Shiwen, Chen Meng and  Wang Manyu were named to the 2018 World Championships team last week. Is this the team you would have picked? Let's see what did the Chinese media and netizens think about it.

2018 Asian Cup Nominative List Released

Photo: JTTA
JTTA released the norminative list of athletes to attend the Asian Cup in Yokohama, Japan from 6-8 April.

China Names Worlds Team Following Trials in Beijing

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The last few days have been a roller-coaster. The withdrawal of Zhang Jike, the introduction of the 'new' rules for the trials and Wang Chuqin...It feels so long but finally, it has come to an end and I am ready to speak about the squad for the 2018 World Championships.

Chinese Trials & Closed-Door Training On The Way

Huangshi Training Base for the CNT women's team closed training
Photo: 李武军 Weibo
As always, the Chinese National Team will have an one-month closed-door training before the 2018 World Championships scheduled from 29 April to 6 May, in Halmstad, Sweden. The women's team will be based in Huangshi, Hubei while Xiamen, Fujian for the men. What comes before the closed-door training are the Chinese trials for 2018 WTTC. The men's trials will be held from 15-17 March and 16-17 March for the women.

Catch Up: Nationals Across Europe & Japan Top 12

Better than this late than never. Here is a round-up of the national championships across Europe which were played in early-Match.

Recap: 2018 Team World Cup

Photo: 2018 WTTC Halmstad

Team China defended the men's and women's team titles in the new playing system at 2018 Team World Cup. The Japanese men's and women's teams trailed behind at the second place. The English men celebrated a historic third place with their home crowd alongside with the South Koreans while Team DPRK and Team Hong Kong shared third place in the women's team.

Brand New Event -- 2018 CTTA Open Team Competition (Updated!!!)

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CTTA has launched a brand-new table tennis team competition which amateur players get to play with the professionals on the same team and together they compete for the province with pride. The 2018 CTTA Open Team Competition consists of 2 legs and the first leg will touchdown Shanghai from 1-3 March.