Zhang Jike of China competes during a men's singles quarterfinal match of table tennis against Koki Niwa of Japan at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro， Brazil， on Aug. 9， 2016. Zhang Jike won 4-1. (XinhuaShen Bohan)
RIO DE JANEIRO， Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- Gold medalist in London， Zhang Jike， kept his title defending campaign going here on Tuesday， beating Japanese sensation Koki Niwa 4-1 to make the men' s singles semifinals.
Easily beaten 11-5 in the first set， the 28-year-old fought back in style from the second set， rounding up the five-set quarterfinal in 34 minutes， 5-11， 11-4， 11-7， 11-7， 11-4.
Trailing 7-5 in the fourth set， Zhang' s national team head coach Liu Guoliang， a table tennis Grand Slam winner himself， called a timeout and Zhang came back to win six points in a row and never looked back.
"My game was initially scheduled at 5:30 in the afternoon and I came to the stadium at 4:45 before knowing that (Dimitrij) Ovtchanov and (Vladimir) Samsonov' s match went just 2-2.
"So I waited and waited and found it hard to stay concentrated when I finally got to play my turn. That' s why I stumbled in the first set，" said the table tennis Grand Slam winner.
The second seeded world NO. 4 will meet Belarus' 40-year-old veteran Samsonov in Thursday morning' s semifinals where he' ll try to set up an all-Chinese final with compatriot Ma Long whose quarterfinal clash against Nigeria' s "Black Horse" Quadri Aruna was scheduled later on Tuesday.
Earlier on the day， Samsonov outlasted European top paddler Ovtcharov of Germany 4-2 to advance to the men' s singles semifinals for the first time while playing at his sixth Olympic Games.
"I don' t want to put extra pressure on myself with the memories of London 2012. Each match is fresh new，" added Zhang， the 2011 and 2013 world champion. ？
German Chancellor and leader of German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel (C) shakes hands with leader of German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Martin Schulz (R) after a joint press conference at the headquarters of SPD kobe 10 elite mambacurial pas cher , in Berlin, Germany, on Jan. 12 kobe 10 elite low pas cher , 2018. (XinhuaShan Yuqi)
BERLIN, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Infighting amongst the German Social Democrats (SPD) following the conclusion of preliminary talks with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) has raised questions over the viability of another German "grand coalition" on Monday.
Both the CDU and CSU leadership have recommended finalizing negotiations over the formation of a new German government on the basis of recently-agreed and widely-publicized legislative compromises between the three prospective coalition partners.
By contrast, SPD leader Martin Schulz must still obtain an approval from his party base to join what would become Chancellor Angela Merkel's (CDU) fourth ruling cabinet at a specially-convened conference next week.
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"I would not place any bets at the moment," Kuehnert told Berliner Zeitung newspaper.
The SPD youth organization leader added that beyond the party leadership www.vaunt.org , the formation of a government with the CDU and CSU was still an "extremely controversial" subject for members. Kuehnert complained that the 61-page joint policy paper produced during preliminary coalition talks lacked "an idea, a narrative."
Schulz had himself originally vowed to return his party to the opposition benches if the SPD lost federal elections back in September. Despite slumping to a historically low voter share of 20.5 percent,the SPD leader was subsequently persuaded by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to reverse his stance after the collapse of "Jamaica" coalition talks.
The SPD's youth organization in particular has vocally criticized this u-turn and warned that another five years as junior partner under Merkel would further diminish the party's future electoral fortunes.
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The compromises reached so far were "difficult for us as well, not just the SPD," CDU-CSU parliamentary faction leader Volker Kauder told the Bild. Kauder urged the SPD not to backtrack on proposals which had already been publicly-presented as reflecting a cross-party consensus and to instead focus on communicating its significant achievements during the recently-concluded talks.
CSU leader Horst Seehofer said he could "not imagine" there would be any "substantial changes" to the outcome of preliminary coalition negotiations. Seehofer's view was echoed by CSU secretary general Andreas Scheuer who emphasized that his party was "loyal to the contract" which already existed.
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