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pryuen
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:58 pm Reply with quote
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It was a chilly cold day yesterday in Shanghai but the streets of Shanghai were filled with love.

More than 20,000 volunteers went onto the street to collect donations (money, clothings and properties) from donors in the annual "True Love Under the Blue Sky" charity carnival organized by the Shanghai Charity Foundation. Tens of thousands of people yesterday donated money or property to those less fortunate.

The Shanghai Charity Foundation said donations collected on the street will go to local needy families before the Spring Festival aka Chinese Lunar New Year.

And at night time, as the climax of the Shanghai Charity Foundation's one-day fund-raising campaign "True Love Under the Blue Sky", a charity gala was held in the Concert Hall of the Shanghai Oriental Art Center, attended by important municipal officials and celebrities including Yu Zhengsheng, the Party Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shanghai Municipal Committee and member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.


During the gala, Yao Ming was named the Charity Ambassador of Shanghai, the first ever such title bestowed onto individual. He received the honor from the hand of Feng Guoqin, Vice Mayor of Shanghai, also Chairman of Shanghai Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chairman for the Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association and Chairman for Shanghai Charity Foundation.



And after Wu Yizheng, a student from Shanghai School for the Blind, performed a song in the charity gala, Yao Ming was invited on to the stage, and interacted with the little blind girl who felt his face with her hand, and Yao Ming passionately lifted and embraced the little girl. Yao Ming then slowly walked the little girl down the stage.

















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pryuen
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:33 pm Reply with quote
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And yesterday (January 8 Sunday) Yao Ming went to tape a special program for Shanghai Oriental TV for the forthcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

He was asked alot of questions by the Master of Ceremony, mostly about his life after retirement and about his little daughter Amy.

When he was asked about the results of his examination at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Yao Ming quipped examination results do not represent everything, and he refused to disclose his results, but just said mathematics gave him a hard time.

When asked what he wished for the future career for little Amy, Yao Ming said he had also causually discussed that with Ye Li, but both felt that it is too early for such discussion as she is too young. Yao Ming then quipped and rebuked the MC saying that the guy was studying medical school in university, but now had become a famous TV compere. So even as an adult he could not decide for himself his career, how can a 1 and 1/2-year-old determine her career?


Some photos of Yao Ming on that show.











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pryuen
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:45 pm Reply with quote
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I forgot whether I've reported this on the forum.

Soon after his appointment as the Vice Chairman and Honorary Ambassador of Shanghai Public Diplomacy Association, a pseudo-governmental unit under the Shanghai Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference (CPPCC), Yao Ming had been added as a new member of the Eleventh CPPCC of Shanghai.

As the Fifth session of the Eleventh CPPCC Shanghai (The 2 meetings of National People Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference) will commence tomorrow (January 10 ~ 15), Yao Ming attended an orientation class thrown for new CPPCC members this monring (January 9) at the CCP Party School in Shanghai.

It's a 1-day orientation course to introduce to the new CPPCC members

  • The basic situation/introduction to CPPCC
  • How to write a good proposal and present during meeting
  • How to properly express and represent social conditions and public opinion
  • How to effectively utilize the CPPCC website platform
Here are photos of Yao Ming attending the orientation course this morning, listening attentatively and dropping notes.























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pryuen
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Photos of Yao Ming attending the opening ceremony of the Fifth session of the Eleventh CPPCC Shanghai (The 2 meetings of National People Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) this morning (January 10).

The Fifth session of the Eleventh CPPCC Shanghai will last 5 days from January 10 ~ 15, but personally think Yao Ming might not be attending the full session, as he will have to be in Sichuan by tomorrow for a secret mission, which I'm going to report later tomorrow.
























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pryuen
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:55 am Reply with quote
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It was a hectic day for Yao Ming yesterday.


After attending the full-day Fifth session of the Eleventh CPPCC Shanghai (The 2 meetings of National People Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference) at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Yao Ming asked for a leave of absence from the CPPCC, and flew to Chengdu of Sichuan with Ye Li and Erick Zhang Mingji on a late night flight. They did not check in at the hotel after mid-night.

And early this morning they took a 2 to 3 hour car drive to travel to the Dujiangyan Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding and Rehabilitation – Chengdu Panda Valley for the launching ceremony of a new Giant Panda rehabilitation project at 10 am in the morning.

Yao Ming was picked as China's Panda Ambassador and was there to preside over the releasing of 6 "teenager" pandas into the transitional Dujiangyan Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding and Rehabilitation – Chengdu Panda Valley.

Yao Ming was asked to speak at the launching ceremony; his speech was short but pretty moving. He said when Chengdu discovered its first pandas some 50 years ago, it was like 授人以鱼(Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today); the Chengdu Panda Base had then spent the past 5 decades, artifically breeding and nuturing the pandas, growing the panda population from 6 to 108. And now by releasing 6 pandas into a controlled envornment for rehabilitation as a first step of reintroducing the pandas back into the wilderness is like 授人以渔, i.e. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime; Yao said 50 years from now, our descendants will feel proud for our deed today, i.e. releasing the pandas and teaching them ways of survival in the wilderness. He closed his speech urging more people joining rank with him in protection of the endangered species.

He then presided over the release of the 6 pandas by opening their cages, and letting them free into the Chengdu Panda Valley.

Not sure whether he and Ye Li had stayed to take some photos together with the pandas, cos I think Yao Ming was in a hurry to make it back to Chengdu to fly back to Shanghai for tomorrow's Eleventh CPPCC Shanghai meeting.



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http://www.13abc.com/story/16368308/chengdu-giant-panda-steps-into-new-era-of-rehabilitation

Chengdu Giant Panda Steps
into New Era of Rehabilitation


SOURCE Chengdu Panda Base

The world's largest artificial giant panda breeding population takes its first step in reintroduction to the wild

BEIJING, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (hereafter "Chengdu Panda Base") today announced the beginning of a new Giant Panda rehabilitation project. The announcement marks a major milestone in the 50-year plan to return the world's largest artificially-bred population of giant pandas to their natural habitat. The first batch of six giant pandas will be introduced into the transitional Dujiangyan Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding and Rehabilitation – Chengdu Panda Valley - on January 11, 2012.

Highlighting the January 11 release ceremony will be the attendance of basketball megastar Yao Ming,
who is increasingly being identified with his efforts for global wildlife conservation, and who is actively supporting the efforts of the Chengdu Panda Base as they carry out their Giant Panda conservation efforts.


Three decades ago, the Chengdu Giant Panda was faced with serious food shortages and environmental destruction in its natural habitat. Acting decisively, researchers from the Chengdu Panda Base rescued six weak animals from the wilderness and began species protection through new artificial breeding techniques. Today, the breeding population at the Chengdu Panda Base has increased from only 6 pandas to 108, making Chengdu Panda Base the world's largest artificial breeding Panda population.

The ultimate goal of the breeding program is to eventually release the pandas into the wild and genetically reintegrate the growing captive panda population into the wild population. To ensure success, experts in Chengdu will gradually release individuals and strictly track individual development to protect and restore the wild population.

"We have spent 50 years on ex situ conservation, and we are committed to developing a sustainable relationship between humans and the giant panda," said Dr. Zhang Zhihe, Director of the Chengdu Panda Base. "Rather than keeping them in their enclosures, we will spend the next 50 years helping them return to their natural habitat. This is the ultimate goal of the Chengdu Panda Base, and is Chengdu's historic mission as the hometown of the Giant Panda."

The project will culminate on January 11th with the release of the first six giant pandas into the Chengdu Panda Valley, a controlled wilderness area. In order to find the best candidates for the release, experts have spent one year carefully examining and selecting individual pandas based on their age, health, gender ratio and genetic background. Daily behavior, including socialization, living and feeding habits, and even play habits were also considered. Twin brothers Xingrong and Xingya, together with Gongzai, Yingying, Zhizhi and Qiqi, were considered suitable and were chosen to be the pioneers for rehabilitation training. The selected pandas are all adolescents aged between two and four (the equivalent of human teenagers) and were observed to have better adaptation skills.

The Chengdu Panda Valley is located in Dujiangyan, Chengdu, and covers over 2,000 acres. The Chengdu Giant Panda Rehabilitation Project will place the selected pandas in batches at the Center for reacclimatizing/rehabilitation training. Pandas that perform well after several phases of rehabilitation will be released into the primary Giant Panda Nature Reserve.

The Chengdu Panda Valley will serve as a stopping point for the Pandas between a controlled environment and primary wilderness areas, as well as being a leading global center for scientific research for other endangered species. The Chengdu Panda Valley, located in the nearby Longmen mountain region, is a model of effective ecological restoration following its destruction during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

As a part of Chengdu's vision as a world-class Garden City, the Chengdu Giant Panda Rehabilitation Project has received strong support from the Chengdu government. Chengdu has set a panda conservation plan to increase the panda population from 108 to between 120 and 150 over the next 10 years, and will accelerate the development of the Chengdu Panda Base and Dujiangyan Rehabilitation Base.
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pryuen
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Photos of Yao Ming (with Ye Li) at the history-making launching ceremony of the Giant Panda rehabilitation project at the Dujiangyan Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding and Rehabilitation – Chengdu Panda Valley.

































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pryuen
Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:52 am Reply with quote
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This trip and my report would not be a COMPLETE ONE WITHOUT photos of Yao Ming with a panda, RIGHT???























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buzzku
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:27 pm Reply with quote
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nig1 wrote:
pryuen, since u r yao's #1 fan.will u buy a bottle of yao's wine? also, do u collect any of his memorabillia??


what do u expect pry is too busy posting on ymm he has no time to do anything else lol

i bet pry would rather highlight his red fonts then talk to yao lmao
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pryuen
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:40 pm Reply with quote
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buzzku wrote:
nig1 wrote:
pryuen, since u r yao's #1 fan.will u buy a bottle of yao's wine? also, do u collect any of his memorabillia??


what do u expect pry is too busy posting on ymm he has no time to do anything else lol

i bet pry would rather highlight his red fonts then talk to yao lmao


I'm STILL BETTER than some TROLLS/DOUCHEBAGS like you or nig1 who had NOTHING BETTER to do or contribute but to stalk me or troll here to d!$$ Yao Ming or other Chinese basketballers !!! Twisted Evil
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buzzku
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:29 am Reply with quote
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pryuen wrote:
buzzku wrote:
nig1 wrote:
pryuen, since u r yao's #1 fan.will u buy a bottle of yao's wine? also, do u collect any of his memorabillia??


what do u expect pry is too busy posting on ymm he has no time to do anything else lol

i bet pry would rather highlight his red fonts then talk to yao lmao


I'm STILL BETTER than some TROLLS/DOUCHEBAGS like you or nig1 who had NOTHING BETTER to do or contribute but to stalk me or troll here to d!$$ Yao Ming or other Chinese basketballers !!! Twisted Evil


raymond trust me its for ur own good, just get out of the hosue for once and u'll see there is more than ymm in the world
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