doesn't the china badminton team hold a pretty intensive 1-2 month winter training every year? i think it was in zuhai(correct me if i'm wrong) last year. i'm also pretty sure that the team announced a few months ago that they were going to do this again for this year, at which time we didn't even know if the super series final was a go or not. so why is everybody complaining that the team withdrew? if this Super Series final is so prestigious and important, the world badminton federation would have started to promote it at the beginning of the year, not one month before the actual event. if they knew that the SS finals were going to be a disaster, the BWF would have been better off using that $500000USD to try and promote the game, not organize a tourney that none of the worlds top players go to. i highly doubt that team china has a "grudge" against the BWF and therefore withdrew from 3 superseries tourneys. I think that poor organizing by the world federation and the fact that the chinese team is pretty much battered up/not in top form are the main reasons why this is happening.