WINNING should be of lesser importance than PARTICIPATION . matthewteng ... You could be correct because the reason for the Chinese team to skip the 2008 SSF, the 2009 MO and the 2009 KO is for their training. But from what I see, many of us at Badminton Central are saying that 'WINNING should be of lesser importance than PARTICIPATION'. Anyway, let's hope that CHN can show us better performances after their training. If it can help to promote Badminton, I am all for it. .