Friday, July 14, 2006

Yao Tends to Taiwan-China Diplomacy with Cameo

Yao Ming has agreed to appear in the live-action film adaptation of the popular Japanese manga, Slam Dunk, starring Taiwanese pop-star, Jay Chou... who as far as we know, has no lines and isn't playing the lead.

Nevertheless, in a move that clearly represents a softening deadlock in Taiwanese-Chinese relations, Yao, who has also tended offers for "token Asian giant" from American "director" Brett Ratner for his latest installment of the Rush Hour franchise, extends an olive branch to the Taiwanese people by agreeing to be seen in Taiwan alongside the Taiwanese in a movie to be shot almost entirely in Taiwan about Japanese high school boys who play basketball.

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