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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


Reading Newspaper

Of course, Yao Ming looks down on everyone except for a couple of other giants in China.

But, now Yao is looking down on some ‘unfair’ newspaper coverage.

He is too ‘privileged’, took too much time to recover, spent too much time on ‘lofty public welfare activities’ and his ‘sweet personal life.’

Yao responded – “I know Chinese law protects people’s right of speech but I feel this is unfair on me. I entered the national team at the age of 18 and have competed for the national team for 10 years. I promise I have played with 100 per cent focus every year. The team are witnesses to my improvement and also my commitment.”

Fan reaction….firmly on Yao’s side…including me!

The newspaper did a seemingly about-face  – “What Yao learned from the NBA is not only basketball skills but also the true meaning of

professionalism and this is why he can always report to the national team as soon as possible.”

Socrates once said, “When men speak evil of you, live so that nobody will believe them.”

Yao doesn’t need to worry about what the paper wrote…just give is all, when he can.

That’s what Yao does.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Daddy and Christian.

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