The Real Madrid forward scored twice in the opening quarter of the match and completed his treble 62 minutes in, taking him above Ian Rush in the scoring charts.
Relive how the 90 minutes of action unfolded in Nanning with Sports Mole's live text coverage below.
STARTING XI: Hennessey; Gunter, Williams, Chester, Davies, John; Allen, King; Wilson, Bale, Vokes
SUBS: Maxwell, Crowe, Matthews, Roberts, Lockyer, Evans, Hedges, Mepham, Watkins, Woodburn, Bodin, Bradshaw
STARTING XI: Yan Junling; Wang Shenchao, Feng Xiaoting, He Guan, Zheng Zheng; Hao Junmin, Huang Bowen; Wu Lei, Yu Dabao, Wei Shihao; Gao Lin
Ryan Giggs: "It will be a tough game against the hosts - a China team with a great manager, who I've come across many times when he was coaching Juventus. It's going to be tough, not only because of the manager, but also because it's China at home. We've watched videos. They're very aggressive, they're on the front foot but they play attractive football too so with that in mind it should be an attractive game with lots of goals."
Marcelo Lippi: "I don't feel I need to give [Giggs] any advice. He had the best coach in Sir Alex Ferguson [at Man United]. He just needs to do what he learned from him. He was an extraordinary player, very strong, I really like him. I hope he will become a very good coach as well. I wish him all the best."
WALES SUBS: Maxwell, Crowe, Matthews, Roberts, Lockyer, Evans, Hedges, Mepham, Watkins, Woodburn, Bodin, Bradshaw