I do not know if this is the right forum for this thread, but let's start a discussion. I am quite appalled by the trickery of the China team in Open events, going all out using tactics that can only be described as either unsportsmanship, or worst, lack of sprting ethics. There has been time and again (speculated) that their players are asked to throw away games in favour of the other team mates atht have better records against potential opponents, conserve energies by playing only one serious sets (ample eg in World Champ) and/or conceding mysterious walkovers (China Open). Worst still, there are rumours of manipulation of the physical conditions (draught) of venues to suit their players. To me, this smack of cheating or even match-fixing. I could understand a national team going all out to win a team event but to use this sort of trickeries in Open events is just incredible. There is just no glory in the victory at all. Wonder the IBF is monitoring the situation and devsing rules to ensure such tactics are not employed. I guess they can have an independent Umpire Commission make up of a few umpires/players/officials from different countries that can review and have the power to rule on the validity of such action whene there is a complaint. If not reversing or repudiating results, this Commission should at least have the authority to publicly denounce such tactics - better still before the commencement of the next round of the same Open; to highlight to all fans/officials to deter the same occurring again. Once again, I do not mean to offend China supporters but use this as a general discussion of the same tactics if practised by other nations. But it just seems that China is the only one using such tactics at the moment.