Badminton Association of the People's Republic of China

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The Badminton Association of the People's Republic of China is the highest national administrative organization in the sport of badminton in the People's Republic of China . The association was founded in 1958.


The association was founded on September 11, 1958, but remained hidden for two decades in the self-chosen isolation. It wasn't until the 1974 Asian Games that the top Chinese players met the rest of the Asian elite for the first time. In 1978, under China's initiative, a separate world badminton association, the WBF, was founded, as there was a dispute with the other world association, the IBF, particularly over the valuation of Taiwan and over voting rights. After the dispute was resolved, the Chinese Federation became a member of the Badminton World Federation , then known as the International Badminton Federation , when the IBF and WBF merged in 1981 . Since then, the rise of Chinese badminton has been almost unstoppable, and China has been the undisputed number one world power in this sport since the mid-1980s.

Major events, tournaments and leagues


Web links


  • Pat Davis: The Encyclopaedia of Badminton . Robert Hale, London, 1987, pp. 25-26, ISBN 0-7090-2796-6