See, I was the one who rejected all the excuses. BUT, China National Games are still very competitive. 5 of the top 10 players in the world are Chinese. (One is from Hong Kong, and Hong Kong takes part in China National Games) So, half of the top 10 is already playing in the games. Apart from that there are some very good players who don't get international exposure since China doesn't send many players out, or they retire. For example, players like Du Pengyu, Wang Zhengming are world class players and still young, who would have not retired from ANY other team than China.