Chinese ladies singles player Zhou Mi has officially retired from the Chinese National Team. Citing a waist injury, Zhou Mi is no longer able to continue compete in the international circuit. she will go back to serve her native GuangXi Province team. Zhou Mi has plans to study in Beijing Polytechnic in the future. Zhou Mi joined the 2nd national team in 1996 and was promoted to the 1st team in 1998. Despite her long career, she has always played a number 2 role under the shadows of Gong Zhichao, Gong Ruina, Zhang Ning and Xie Xingfang. However, she has always been a solid badminton player, with a lethal combination of strength as well as finese. She has been one of the most dependable player in the Chinese team. It will be sad to see her leave.