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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:39 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: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:03 am
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I was thinking about the same method as well. A dual track system that allows people the freedom to select between the state system and the private system.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:27 pm
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What proposals have Yao Ming made during the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee meeting CPPCC?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:05 am
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Yao is right. Take a page from the american football league. Players and kids has sustained massive head trauma in concussion or even death, but they never cry for cancellation of the sport. Instead, people investigate and improve upon it with better equipments and limiting age group for playing the sport.
china should do the same with long distance jump.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:28 am
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damn BIG YAO is too heavy, he probably can't even dunk now or reach the rim now.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:26 am
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nig1 wrote:
damn BIG YAO is too heavy,
yeah; i would be willing to wager that he can still dunk on you


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:02 am
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Yao Ming, Jackie Chan and Liu Xiang are busy attending meetings at the CPPCC now. Security is of utmost importance nowadays.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:20 pm
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Photos of Yao Ming swarmed by the maddening media/reporters yesterday afternoon in front of The Great Hall of the People in Beijing.


When asked whether he has anything to propose this year during the CPPCC session, Yao said he will just follow up with a proposal on the same subject matter that he raised last year, cos after his submission of his proposal about reform to CBA basketball, state sports and education systems, he had heard NOTHING so far from the authorities, and saw NO PROGRESS.....i.e. NOTHING had happened. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Yao is so MASSIVE and HUGE that special seating arrangement was made for him in the session that he had to sit ALONE with alot of room and space around him !! :P :lol: :D



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:30 am
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He is so tall that he is an easy target. His decision to save money on bodyguards is making him vulnerable.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:48 pm
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Some photos of Yao Ming with Liu Xiang during breakout session at CPPCC session.


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