China is said to be the best country in the world at badminton. In Chinese, it is called “yu mao qiu,” basically meaning “feather ball.” The reason why they’re the best? I don’t think there is a definite answer, but, I’m sure the government backing those who have talent is a very likely possibility. You do see people playing badminton much more though than in the USA; I remember playing badminton as a kid or at picnics. Here, I often see parents playing with their children or people playing in parks. This picture was taken at about 8:30 in the morning at a park near the hotel we stayed at in Shenzhen. So, how many of you reading this have EVER been up at that time of morning playing badminton with other adults?