Kunshan, in the Jiangsu province of China, has gained revenge on the Indonesian capital Jakarta after being awarded hosting rights to the Thomas and Uber Cups, badminton's biennial men's and women's world team championships, in 2016.
Yesterday's decision by the Badminton World Federation Council, meeting in New Delhi, India, came six months after Jakarta saw off the challenge of Kunshan to land the 2015 BWF World Championships.
Guan Fengliang, vice-mayor of Kunshan, said: "This is the second time we have bid for a major event in badminton and we have finally won. We will make full use of this precious opportunity and we will contribute to the promotion of badminton worldwide."
The 2016 Thomas and Uber Cups will be staged in the Kunshan Sports Centre, which has a seating capacity of more than 5,000.
This year's championships ended in New Delhi on Sunday.
Also at the BWF Council meeting, Lima was confirmed as host of the 2015 BWF World Junior Championships.
Although, the Peruvian capital was the only bid on the table, it still had to meet relevant criteria, particularly surrounding the proposed venue, the National Sports Village, which is still under construction.
Zarko Cukic, president of the Peruvian Badminton Sports Federation, said: "We would like to thank the BWF for the confidence shown in us. [This event] is an opportunity to promote badminton in the region and for officials to get more experience. We will be able to consolidate the BWF brand in our region."
The BWF World Junior Championships are held annually, with the 2014 edition having been staged in Alor Setar, Malaysia last month.