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Peng Cheng-min got a run back for Taiwan in the top of the sixth with a single to center that scored Lin Che-hsuan.
Chang restored China's three-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning with a solo homer to left off Taiwan pitcher Ni Fu-ta.
China starting pitcher Lu Jiangang, formerly of the Chunichi Dragons in the Japanese league, gave up one run over 5-1/3 innings to pick up the win.
China also defeated Taiwan 8-7 in 12 innings at the Beijing Olympics, but had lost 12-2 to the same opponent in the 2006 WBC, when the Chinese lost all three games.
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