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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:10 pm
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A slap in the face of those stupid government officials of Ah Bian !! :P

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http://www.chinapost.com.tw/editorial/2 ... o-Ming.htm

Yao Ming visit a success

Monday, September 10, 2007
The China Post news staff


The government made a wise last-minute decision to let mainland Chinese NBA star Yao Ming pay a brief visit to Taiwan last week.
After initial reports said Yao could not come because the government here cited "bad timing," the visit finally went ahead and Yao traveled around the island meeting with fans and raising money for charity.

Yao met with children and candidly answered their questions, and played in a friendly all-star match-up with leading Taiwan players, including his former Shanghai Sharks teammate Cheng Chih-lung.

We found it hard to believe that our government would ever think that the soft-spoken basketball player Yao could cause any political trouble here in Taiwan. As things turned out, Yao's opinions about our society were limited to his strong approval of local food and the great view of Taipei from the top of the Taipei 101 skyscraper.

In the future, officials should avoid making fools of themselves by attempting to delay visits by benevolent, non-political mainland Chinese figures such as Yao Ming. People like Yao should be encouraged to visit Taiwan as often as possible so they can make friends and learn more about our society.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 9:26 pm
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It looks like Greg Oden is going to miss the charity game in Beijing.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers center Greg Oden, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft, will undergo exploratory arthroscopic knee surgery this week because of pain in his right knee.

An MRI taken last week showed Oden may have some cartilage problems, general manager Kevin Pritchard said Monday.

A timetable for Oden's return will be set following the surgery, which will take place Thursday in Vancouver, Wash.

This is Oden's second health problem since the Trail Blazers drafted him in June. He had a tonsillectomy in July after struggling in two Las Vegas summer league games.



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:23 pm
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pryuen wrote:
A slap in the face of those stupid government officials of Ah Bian !! :P


It was an awkward situation for both sides. China did not have the grace to let Yao and Ye to visit alone, while Taiwan just made a political counter move. Yao's nice nature won some praises, but he should have felt guilty too.

Taiwan is a beautiful island, and Taiwanese are very nice people. I bet Yao found it out in a very awkward way. I just hope that with love he would pursue his lofty and noble goal.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:11 pm
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WiseYao wrote:


It was an awkward situation for both sides. China did not have the grace to let Yao and Ye to visit alone, while Taiwan just made a political counter move. Yao's nice nature won some praises, but he should have felt guilty too.



WTF you're talking about ? :shock: Guilty for what ??

Yao Ming's visit was originally a part of the Annual Straits Cup Tournament held September 1 to 7. Ye Li was never a part of his visit.

Yao Ming was out honeymooning, and when he returned, he had to rejoin the national team and to play in Shenzhen and Macau against the Melbourne Tigers (September 3 and 5).

So instead of just being the basketball ambassador to appear during the Straits Cup Tournament, Team Yao resubmitted his visa application to September 7 to 10 and changed the contents to be for charity fund-raising purposes.

It was the Taiwanese authorities that sort of chickened out to reject his application, but afterwards got the backfire from the society and sports world, and then had to apporve his visit but with lots of other restrictions.





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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:51 pm
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pryuen wrote:
Yao Ming's visit was originally a part of the Annual Straits Cup Tournament held September 1 to 7. Ye Li was never a part of his visit.

Yao Ming was out honeymooning, and when he returned, he had to rejoin the national team and to play in Shenzhen and Macau against the Melbourne Tigers (September 3 and 5).

So instead of just being the basketball ambassador to appear during the Straits Cup Tournament, Team Yao resubmitted his visa application to September 7 to 10 and changed the contents to be for charity fund-raising purposes.

It was the Taiwanese authorities that sort of chickened out to reject his application, but afterwards got the backfire from the society and sports world, and then had to apporve his visit but with lots of other restrictions.


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So Yao was supposed to be a part of the game plan that was both politically charged, and commercially charged. And he was denied the visa.

And Yao thought he loved the island so much, that he wanted to taste the good food there, making some friends, and help out the kids out there. All that can be very enjoyable with a good company, right?

Plea guilty?

You'v got all the facts, yet you don't understand.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:44 pm
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Yesterday, right after their team practice/scrimmage, before showing up at the Yao & Nash Charity Gala, the China national team had this group and individual photography session for public promotional purposes.


Look at Yao Ming....at the centre of the national team....the Lao Da of his team !!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:02 pm
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WiseYao wrote:
pryuen wrote:
Yao Ming's visit was originally a part of the Annual Straits Cup Tournament held September 1 to 7. Ye Li was never a part of his visit.

Yao Ming was out honeymooning, and when he returned, he had to rejoin the national team and to play in Shenzhen and Macau against the Melbourne Tigers (September 3 and 5).

So instead of just being the basketball ambassador to appear during the Straits Cup Tournament, Team Yao resubmitted his visa application to September 7 to 10 and changed the contents to be for charity fund-raising purposes.

It was the Taiwanese authorities that sort of chickened out to reject his application, but afterwards got the backfire from the society and sports world, and then had to apporve his visit but with lots of other restrictions.


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So Yao was supposed to be a part of the game plan that was both politically charged, and commercially charged. And he was denied the visa.

And Yao thought he loved the island so much, that he wanted to taste the good food there, making some friends, and help out the kids out there. All that can be very enjoyable with a good company, right?

Plea guilty?

You'v got all the facts, yet you don't understand.

let me guess, u r for taiwan independence? :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:19 pm
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WiseYao wrote:
So Yao was supposed to be a part of the game plan that was both politically charged, and commercially charged. And he was denied the visa.

Plea guilty?

You'v got all the facts, yet you don't understand.


It is you that did not understand. HOW and WTF is a visit to Taiwan for charity fund-raising for the basketball sports and intellectually inadequate/incapable considered to be politically and commercially charged?

Bear in mind the Straits Cup tournament is an annual event. And originally Yao Ming was to be accompanied by CBA officials to visit Taiwan to support the cross straits sports exchange.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:02 am
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Mmm...... This site still remain the same as before.
Well, never thought it would change in the first place. That's how YMM got its reputation.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 7:05 am
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GoodFellow wrote:
Mmm...... This site still remain the same as before.
Well, never thought it would change in the first place. That's how YMM got its reputation.


what is the reputation?


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