Most people here believe that it was LYB's order that Chen Hong withdrew from the Malaysia open semifinal. But when LYB was asked about Chen Hong's retirement on 28th this month, LYB said that he don't want Chen Hong retired now. He praised Chen Hong very experienced great player, and urged Chen Hong play more tournaments at least this year. At the end, they agreed to play Malaysia open and Korea open to see whether Chen Hong still in peak form. Actually, it is LYB believe Chen Hong still in peak form, but Chen Hong claimed he's not good any more. Now it's clear that Chen Hong's withdraw from Malaysia open and also early defeat at Korea open could be planned by himself. He just want to find excuse for leaving China national team. LYB said Chen Hong's withdraw, indicated that he(CH) just didn't care about his career, his prize money and his ranking points. When someone(means CH) wants to plummet, It is no use how hard others try to help him. How ironically here, most people try hard to stay in the national team, how come Chen Hong fights to leave? On the other hand, LYB always tried hard to kick players out of national team, and never tried to keep a player. People may wonder why Chen Hong self destroys himself. Now it is clear that he was just married to a Taiwan female player, he wants to play for Taiwan as soon as possible when he's still capable to play, Which means he still believes he's in good form, but he just pretended not good, and quit the China team in order to join Taiwan. That's also the reason LYB try hard not let Chen Hong go. The reason is not that LYB likes CH or really thinks CH is the best (actually he never let CH play team events for quite a long time). The reason now is clear that he's afraid Chen Hong could be another Wang Chen, who could prevent LYB's team winning more titles. I think it is perfect if he can really play for Taiwan. That definitely makes badminton more interesting. He is definitely one of the best players in the last 10 years. and one of the very few who can dominate for a while. Lin Dan of course has been dominating for quite long and especially strong which has never seen before in the badminton history. Chen Hong era came in late 2001 to 2003 totally dominating. Peter Gade could be the only one left who also dominated for a while. No other current players except the above three has ever dominating yet. Usually Chinese players, such as Dong Jun, Sun Jun, especially Ji XP, have very short careers because of their system. Now Chen Hong could be the only exception in men's singles. Good luck Chen Hong, hope to see you winning at least 2 titles this year as you won 2 six star tournaments last year, which was the 2nd best among all players after Lin Dan.