Since China and Malaysia qualified for the Thomas Cup Finals after their respective victories in the quarter finals Friday, they rested their senior players and allowed their young shuttlers to gain some international exposure.
The semi-finalists in this tournament automatically qualify for this year's Thomas Cup, to be held in Thailand's capital Bangkok in May.
But he found China's Shi Yuqi too strong, resulting in the world number seven winning 21-18, 21-9.
In the men's doubles Han Chengkai/Zhou Haodong confirmed China's berth in the final with a 21-15, 21-13 triumph over Ong Yew Sin/Teo Ee Yi.
Meanwhile, defending champions Indonesia, fought hard for a 3-2 win over South Korea.
Jonatan Christie gave Indonesia the lead when he upset the higher ranked Son Wan-Ho 21-18, 21-14 in the first men's singles.
The men's doubles pairing of Mohammad Ahsan/Angga Pratama doubled their advantage with a 21-10, 21-8 over Chung Eui- Seok/Seo Seung-Jae.
But South Korea launched a comeback. Jeon Hyeok-Jin reduced the deficit with a 21-17, 21-16 win over Ihsan Maulana Mustofa.
Choi Sol-Gyu/Kim Duk-Young then levelled the tie on aggregate with a 11-21, 21-18, 21-19 victory over Rian Agung Saputro/Hendra Setiawan.
However, Firman Abdul Kholik emerged Indonesia's hero with a 22-20, 11-21, 22-20 win over Lee Dong-Keun in 84 minutes.
In the women's event, Japan will take on defending champions China in the final.
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