I agree with Bbn's opinion on the Chinese club league, a very important move and I hope it could be internationalized. But if LCW was refused, it was because of its Yonex sponsor if I remember. Yonex refused to let him play with different sponsors. This topic is very important, specially for european countries. In China, they take the youth at 13 and train them full-day. They child then study very little. Then what happens when they reach the national team 2 or even 1 but cannot become world 1? They are sent back to their province and there is not much for them to do. YY, ZJH, XXZ, all former world n.1, they can find something, but for the second-rate players, they are more or less 'sacrificed' for the country. In France there is a special educational program where the youth gifted in sports follow a dual formation, half a day sport-training and half a day regular schooling. At 18, they have the same academic background then the regular students. The problem is that on the sport side, they can't compete with the youth that had professional training for already 5 years... That is why I believe Dan players are late-comers. (Well, not for PG). The salary for Chinese players in the provincial team is around 3000 rmb, which is not so great. But what they do at 25?