Earlier this week Yao gave his first interview since his ankle surgery a couple of weeks ago. In anticipation of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s visit to the U.S., a CCTV crew got Yao’s thoughts (in Chinese) on a variety of topics, including the Chinese President’s visit to the U.S., a quote that Barack Obama attributed to Yao, and several other topics. I had a feeling that Yao would be interviewed about the Chinese President’s visit. It’s just too big of a deal for Yao not to be asked about it. You can read Raymond’s translation of the interview by clicking here.
Below is an abridged version of the interview (in Chinese). If you encounter a problem with it playing below, try this link.