Guangzhou: China, Korea Republic and Japan blitzed 20 goals between them as they overran teams out of their depth on the opening day of the Asian Games women's football tournament on Sunday.
The host nation, who won bronze in Doha four years ago, bagged the most, running riot against a hopelessly outclassed Jordan in a 10-1 thrashing.
Ma Jun, Qu Shanshan, Xu Yuan and Li Lin all scored two each, with Liu Huana and Pang Fengyue also getting on the scoresheet as China restored some pride after failing to qualify for the FIFA Women's World Cup next summer.
The Koreans also made their intentions clear with a 6-1 win over Vietnam, bouncing back after being stunned by an early goal against them in the first minute.
Ji So-Yun, who rifled in eight goals at the under-20 FIFA Women's World Cup this year, opened her country's account on seven minutes and it was all down hill for Vietnam from there.
Doha silver medallists Japan also got off to an impressive start in a 4-0 thumping of Thailand, with strikes from Ayako Kitamoto, Shinobu Ohno and Mizuho Sakaguchi. A late own goal from Thidarat Wiwasukhu sealed the win.