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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:59 am
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The Fifth Session of the 11th CPPCC National Committee is scheduled to open in Beijing on March 3.

So Yao Ming is currently in Beijing, ready to attend and participate in the CPPCC National Committee meeting.


When the media/press reporters pressed for whether he will submit proposal, and what will be its contents, Yao Ming said don't push him, as good proposals require time for preparation.

But nevertheless, he disclosed he is preparing to submit a proposal about sports and education. He did not disclose in details what will it be about, but said sports should not be just about gold medals, and China should not detach sports from education, and continue to revolve and plan everything on a 4-year cylce of either the China National Game or the Olympics.

He added that for some sports like soccer and basketball, which are popular and supposedly to be professional, they should be separated from the State Systems.


He quipped that his proposal could be just like what Deng Xiaoping proposed for Hong Kong and Macau, i.e. One Country, Two Systems.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:01 am
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Here are photos of Yao Ming for the past 3 days.

February 28 ~ Orientation Training for New CCPPCC National Committee Members

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March 1 ~ Orientation Training for New CCPPCC National Committee Members

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March 2 ~ Preparatory meeting for CPPCC National Committee

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:27 am
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Photos of Yao Ming in front of the Peoples' Great Hall in Beijing this morning (March 3, 2013) prior to the official opening ceremony of the CCP National Congress/CPPCC National Committee meeting.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:45 am
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Right before he went out to the Peoples' Great Hall, in order to satisfy the demanding press/media, Yao Ming threw a personal press conference at the hotel he stayed this morning to talk about his first feelings of becoming a CPPCC National Committee member, as well as further details about his proposal on China's sports systems and education.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:23 am
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LOL !!! POOR YAO !!! :P :D :lol:

He is just TOO TALL and BIG
that they need special seating arrangement for him in the CPPCC National Conference.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:40 pm
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Yao Ming's Concept of One Country Two Systems for Sports in China !!! :P :D :lol:

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http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013 ... 271553.htm


Yao stands for improving
China's sports programs


By He Dan and Gao Qihui (China Daily)

2013-03-04


Former NBA star Yao Ming, a first-time member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, spent seven days writing his proposals, focusing on the best way to develop sports in the country.

As one of the most successful and well-known Chinese athletes, Yao, 32, admitted that success like his cannot disguise the fact that many Chinese athletes face problems finding work after they retire from sports.

"Players cultivated under the current State-sponsored system always lack a work skill, which may give them trouble after retirement," Yao added.


Public concern about retired athletes was raised in 2011 when former world gymnast champion Zhang Shangwu was found performing for tips and begging in Beijing's subways.

Zhang is not the only former star athlete to fall on hard times. Zou Chunlan, a former national champion in female weightlifting, was found working as a laborer in a public bathhouse.

Although the General Administration of Sport has created some special funds to retrain retired athletes and help them look for jobs, such efforts are inadequate to meet the demands of the large number of retired players, Yao said.

Such a phenomenon stirred a public outcry to overhaul China's State-sponsored sports system.

Yao's advice on that is: "Let the market decide what it is capable of supporting. Those sports not self-sufficient should be left to government."

Sports with limited popularity, like diving, gymnastics and weightlifting, still need government backing.
The State-sponsored system in such relatively unpopular sports still has its advantages, Yao said.

"They would face the risk of extinction if they were left to the market right now," Yao said.

On the other hand, sports like tennis, basketball and football should be left to the market, Yao said.


China also should realize that sports and education are compatible in people's personal development, said Yao, who added that he is unhappy about some schools' decision to cancel long-distance running in physical education classes to avoid injuries.

A sudden death caused by marathon running at the end of last year prompted some Chinese schools to end long-distance running.

Canceling long-distance running because of concerns about students' health starts a vicious circle, as the lack of high-quality exercise will make students' health even worse, Yao said.

"I want sports to make more contributions (to education) and be an important part of education," Yao said.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:01 pm
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pryuen wrote:
LOL !!! POOR YAO !!! He is just TOO TALL and BIG that they need special seating arrangement for him :P :D :lol:
what about his car, is it customized ?

Kareem abdul jabbar's cars have to be customized; he can't fit into the front seat, so it's taken out. on the driver's side, the back seat is effectively the driver's seat.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:43 pm
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Dr. No wrote:

what about his car, is it customized ?



Well, NOT the car the authority had arranged for him in Beijing this time.

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So instead he is taking the team bus with the rest of the CPPCC National Committee members.

His BMW and Infiniti back in Houston were all customized, and so is his current car in China, I think.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:01 am
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pryuen wrote:
Dr. No wrote:

what about his car, is it customized ?



Well, NOT the car the authority had arranged for him in Beijing this time.



So instead he is taking the team bus with the rest of the CPPCC National Committee members.

His BMW and Infiniti back in Houston were all customized, and so is his current car in China, I think.


Is the official car an Audi?
Yao Ming should just buy a customized car from Shanghai's SAIC, Beijing Automobile Works BAW or Great Wall Motors.


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