Yao Gets Married

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  1. ggazoo69

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    with him being 7'5 and her 6'2 these kids are destined for heightness.
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    I wonder given Yao's celebrity if he would be allowed to have more than one child.
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    They will be living here won't they? Therefore Chinese laws don't apply to him.
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    Peer pressure. Yao may not live in China, but he is Chinese. From what I have read, there is a lot of peer pressure and public scrutiny that influences everything he does.
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    I wonder if they had a really big wedding?
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    Anyone can have more than one child if they have enough money. Firstly, if you have a girl first, I think you are allowed to try again for a boy (that may be incorrect, though). Secondly, if you have more than one child, generally you just have to pay a penalty. If you've got the big bucks, no problemo. So Yao could definitely afford to have more than one kid. Also, I really would have to see some hard evidence to believe that Chinese families living in the US feel peer pressure to only have one child. It's probably true that many have adopted the idea that one child is enough, but the change in the law is fairly recent, and I don't know that the idea has necessarily permeated into the general conscience of the people. I have spoken with people who said they wished they could move to America so they could have more than one child.
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    Pictures of his new bride indicate a very lovely woman.............:)
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    Roscoe:

    If you really want to find that someone special, that you indicated, then you might want to consider learning to think in pairs on certain issues.

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    I wonder given Yao's celebrity if they would be allowed to have more than one child.

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    I think Yao is still a citizen of China, and therefore may have to pay the more than 1 child taxes/penalties. Pretty sure his bride is also a Chinese citizen. Also, Yao is a huge star in China and a bit of a state propaganda piece. If he can have more than one child people may be unhappy, especially if THEY have enough kids to fill both an NBA and WNBA roster... the People's Champ gets treated like a king... won't go over well in the People's Republic
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    I think there are plenty of people there with more than one child, enough that everyone knows that if you have money you can do it. I don't really agree that there would be any kind of animosity about it. Yao is a multimillionaire, and can do whatever the heck he wants. People will love him irregardless (I can't believe I just wrote that), unless he commits a major faux pas like become a Japanese citizen or something like that. The real question is, does he or his wife want to? I think there are a lot of people there who think that one child is enough or more than enough, even more so than here.
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    Doesn't his wife play ball? That at least is my understanding. If so she may not want to have any little ballers for a number of years.

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    I think that after she has her first 12 pound baby, she'll probably comply with the 1 baby rule.
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    You are probably correct, but my landlord and his wife have about 10 kids (I have lost count), non adopted, with another on the way. No twins so far.

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