McIlroy five under
Offaly's Shane Lowry had opened his challenge for the HSBC world Championships in China with a level par round of 72
The Open champion had five birdies in his round but also one double bogey and three bogeys as well.
Rory McIlroy is in a good position after shooting a round of five under par 67 which included eight birdies and three bogeys.
Local favourite Le Hao Tong leads on 8 under.