So China has scooped all the titles in the Worlds. What does it say about rest of the world players? That they are too dominant in the sport and no is there to challenge them. If we look at some of the reasons, some members might shed more light. WS. This area the Chinese are too dominant as they don’t face any players who can challenge them. Let’s let look at the two non Chinese high ranking challengers. We have a 30 year old Dane Tine, who only competes on certain tournaments, is plagued by injury, not surprised as she is getting past her best and age is getting to her, while the cream of Chinese players are in their early 20s. Denmark has no good female players other than her but her time is up. Then we have India’s comparitably young Saina, but she had won her 3 last tournaments without facing any top Chinese players, and immediately, she became world no. 2. But that way she lost in QF was less than impressive for a world no. 2. MS. Though this area is a bit more competitive, due to China not having too many top players but only Lin & Chen. Lee Chong Wei managed to keep them at bay but again the two high ranking players; Taufik and Peter are ‘elderly’ players who are past their best but still due to their exceptional skills, they’re still able to compete at top level. Peter is 33 and his country still hasn’t produced a top player like him, wonder what would be like without him for Denmark and for the world. While Indonesia, once used to be the Badminton powerhouse, now relies on veteran Taufik, to get some tittles. WD. Well can I say about that other than they don't have any real challengers, except for odd occasions Koreans beat them but in major competitions, it’s the Chinese all the way. XD. after Nova and Thomas Laybourn, there aren’t any real challengers, both are in their early 30s! While Korea’s Lee Young Dae is injured by playing both xd and md. Can’t see him doing both in years to come, due to physical demand of both games, hence his elbow injury. MD. Thankfully this area is most competitive. While the Chinese Fu&Cai are top pairs, they’re not that dominant due Koreas Lee/Jung and Malaysians Koo&Tan. However is it’s a growing concern that Indonesians, who once dominated MD now only, have Kido/Setiwan, to compete with the best of the rest, but they’re now below par, can’t see them returning to their best in the future. While two top Danish pairs, one is retiring, the other in their late 20s, can’t really challenge the top pairs. Just my thoughts, feel free to add your own comments or views.