• China coach Li Yongbo plays down expectations at World Championships

    Beijing: The head coach of Chinese National Badminton Team, Li Yongbo has attempted to take the pressure off his players ahead of the World Championships, saying the Chinese badminton team does not set any hard targets at the World Championships that will be held in Jakarta from August 10 - August 16. It would not surprise him if some of the young Chinese players who will play their first ever World Championships could end up as world champions.Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

    Lin Dan has joined in training with the Chinese national team to prepare for the World Championships.

  • Li Yongbo and the Chinese badminton team visit an orphanage in China

    Jinjiang: As they beef up their preparation for next week's Chinese Taipei Open at Jinjiang, Fujian province of China, the Chinese National Badminton Team continued its "Giving Back to the Community" spirit, by visiting an orphanage in Jinjiang on Tuesday.The Chinese badminton team take photos of themselves with the children.

    The Chinese badminton team take photos of themselves with the children.

  • Chinese New Year greetings from the China national badminton team

    Lingshui: The Chinese New Year is China's most celebrated holiday. As 2015 is the year of goat, decorations of shiny goats and fluffy sheep are commonly seen on every street, building and house in China, and in countries that have large ethic Chinese population such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and etc.Zhang Nan, Cai Yun, Li Xuerui, Li Yongbo, Wang Shixian, Chen Long (from left) wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

    Zhang Nan, Cai Yun, Li Xuerui, Li Yongbo, Wang Shixian, Chen Long (from left) wish everybody a Happy Chinese New Year!

  • China vow to come back strong at Incheon Asian Games

    Beijing: After their Thomas Cup heartbreak in May, China's badminton coach Li Yongbo would like to carry the positives from the loss into their Asian Games matches. Li Yongbo talking to the media

    Li Yongbo talking to the media


  • Thomas and Uber Cup: India still has a long way to go

    New Delhi: "India still has a long way to go before it overtakes China in women badminton. The gap between China and other countries remains significant," said China's badminton Chief coach Li Yongbo during a media conference on Friday.Li Yongbo is a controversial figures yet a successful badminton chief coach

    Li Yongbo is a controversial figures yet a successful badminton chief coach

    Li stressed that he is not too concern about India even though the home team has several good shuttlers such as Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu. He also praised countries such as India, Japan and Thailand for cultivating home-grown badminton talent.

  • China start planning early for Thomas Cup (pic)

    BUKIT JALIL: It's only January but it’s no secret that China are already warming up for the Thomas Cup that will be held in New Delhi in May.

    China have an abundance of talented singles shuttlers – Chen Long, Wang Zhengming and Du Pengyu to name a few.

    Despite dominating the world’s premier team event since 2004, China’s men’s doubles has always been perceived as a weak link.China coach Li Yongbo. He has already put measures in place to strengthen their choices in the doubles.

    But if anything, China, under the stewardship of renowned head coach Li Yongbo, have already put ahead plans to strengthen their choices in the doubles.

    Four-time world champion Fu Haifeng has already started partnering the younger Hong Wei, with the pair reaching the final of the Korean Open last week, before losing to Denmark’s Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen.

  • Imminent change at top (pic)

    NEW ERA: Chen Long set to rule after latest master class

     THE Korea Open signalled the changing of the guard at the world stage as it has become evident Lee Chong Wei is powerless to stop China's Chen Long from taking over as the leading men's singles player.Chen Long is the player China will depend on to win honours this year.

    No player, not even China legend Lin Dan, has managed to beat Chong Wei in straight games four times in a row but Chen Long has done exactly that. 

    Chen Long, in prime physical condition at 25 and armed with sound tactics and skills, will be the player China will depend on to win honours in the main events this year.

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