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By Qiu Quanlin | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2016-11-23 11:02A Chinese U12 baseball player reacts during the Panda Cup, which is held in November in Zhongshan, South Chinas Guangdong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]An international youth baseball tournament featuring teams from eight countries and regions is scheduled to take place in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, between Dec 7-13.
The 9th Asian U12 Baseball Championship, held every two years, is the Baseball Federation of Asias flagship event.
Eight teams from the Chinese mainland, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, India, Pakistan, Taiwan and Hong Kong will compete in this years championship, which will be held in Dongsheng township, known as Chinas home of baseball.
Dongsheng is the birthplace of Liang Fuchu, who was integral in bringing baseball to China. His son, Liang Youwen, returned to his hometown in 2007 to coach a local youth baseball team.
The township has developed 20 teams in its primary schools, with more than 500 young players involved in the rising sport, according to the local authority.
A 2,000-capacity international youth baseball stadium has also recently been constructed in Dongsheng and six Dongsheng-born players were selected for the Chinese national U12 team. PhotoSwimmer Fus facial expressions light up her collegeVakifbank wins Besiktas 3-0 during Turkish Women Volleyball League matchMurray beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals titleHighlights of 2016 ATP World Tour FinalHighlights of 2016 ATP World Tour FinalDjokovic edges Raonic to qualify for semis of ATP World Tour FinalsMost PopularHighlightsSwimmer Fus facial expressions light up her collegeVakifbank wins Besiktas 3-0 during Turkish Women Volleyball League matchMurray beats Djokovic to win ATP Finals titleWhats HotSwimmer Fus facial expressions light up her collegeSpecialRio 2016 Olympic Games2016 Chinese F1 Grand Prix in ShanghaiShanghai Rolex MastersIAAF World Championships Beijing 2015BACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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