The boys knew that a win last Friday would be a huge boost for their medal hopes. They held their nerve and dominated the contest, winning 25-17, 25-17, 25-21.
Last Thursday, Hong Kong showed great fighting spirit to defeat Shanxi 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-11). Their success came after losing a close game to Jiangsu the previous day.
Wing spiker Chan Ka-wai was Hong Kong's hero against Shanxi. He had missed the defeat against Jiangsu with a stomach bug.
"I had stomach pains on Wednesday, but I am okay now," he said.
Coach Ngai Chun-kuen was impressed by the team's display. He also praised Ka-wai's performance against Shanxi.
"Ka-wai was incredible," he said. "His all-round skills were excellent. He provided blocks, sets and digs; he was there whenever his teammates needed him."