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    Has China’s women’s singles supremacy ended?

    Before the 2015 Singapore Open was concluded, there was a noticeable shift of power in the women’s singles category in international badminton.  How dire is it for China in the medium to longer term? By...

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    Opinion – Why the world needs Lee Chong Wei

    Regular Badzine contributor Kira Rin takes a look at the significance of Lee Chong Wei’s upcoming hearing. By Kira Rin.  Photos: Badmintonphoto Dato’ Lee Chong Wei.  To speak of this humble Malaysian player is to...

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    Opinion – 11 points, from the eyes of the athletes

    As tournaments on both ends of the earth have now experimented with the BWF’s newly proposed scoring system, we hear from players and coaches who have played under it in two tournaments in September. By...

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    Editorial – Not the change we need

    When the Badminton World Federation (BWF) proposed three new scoring systems, Badzine voters voted all three down in resounding fashion.  Now the world body’s next step is to take a fourth option, very similar to...

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    Editorial – Why I think it’s time for a change in scoring system

    As Chief Editor of an online magazine I often have occasion to write editorials that go against the trend or what seems to be the consensus among the webzine’s readership.  This editorial would seem to...

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    Editorial – Should Lin Dan be given a wild card? No…and Yes.

    After the recent hints that Lin Dan could be the surprise beneficiary of a wild card for the BWF World Championships in Denmark this summer, reactions by fans have gone either one way or the...

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    10 years – Happy Anniversary, Badzine!

    Badzine had its start in the summer of 2003 and we are still going strong, with so many changes along the way, for us and for the badminton world. Photos: Badmintonphoto I can’t believe it. ...

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    EDITORIAL – Lin Dan’s wild card: Good for the sport?

    Should Lin Dan have been given a wild card to participate in the upcoming BWF World Badminton Championships?  In my opinion, a resounding yes. There are always pros and cons: first of all, sport isn’t...

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