The old power Russia and one of the world's rising chess giants, China, are about to go head-to-head. It will be the third such match-up between the two countries. China's chief delegate is optimistic: "China stands a better chance than in any of the previous two contests, since Chinese players, especially the men's team, have improved a lot".
Link: "China hopes to win chess contest against Russia"
And when you've finished reading that article, check out this article on the Chinese juggernaut by Pinoy chess writer Bobby Ang.