DEFENDING champion China held off Vietnam, 25-12, 25-6, 29-31, 21-25, 15-12, on Monday for its second straight win in the Asian Volleyball Confederation Cup for Women at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig.
Zhuang Yushan delivered the final two kills as China took the top spot in Pool A.
Five-time champion China beat South Korea in the opener on Sunday.
Japan also won its second consecutive match, defeating Chinese Taipei, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22.
The Japanese defeated Thailand, also in straight sets, in their first match in Pool B.
Yuki Nishikawa tallied 11 kills, including eight in the first set, while Mizuku Tanaka added nine points.
Miyu Nakagawa and Asuka Hamamatsu each produced nine markers.
"We are getting better and better, little by little. We got to play our volleyball. The fact that we are winning two games in a row, that's great," said Japanese team captain Mika Shibata who tallied three attacks and an ace.
Taipei team captain Chang Li-Wen scored 16 and Lin Shu-Ho had 10 points.
The Japanese will have a two-day rest before taking on Australia on Thursday.
Chinese Taipei faces Australia on Tuesday at 1 p.m.