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Lin Lin
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:42 PM
We arrived at Yushu this morning.The sky was really blue and the sun was kinda violent:lol:I previously thought I would have plateau sickness,surprisingly,we were all excited like a "lively dragon or an active tiger" without any problem:lol::lol:We first visited a primary school and had fun with some kids.They were a bit shy first but soon became active when I started to teach them tennis and then they all wanted to teach me traditional Tibetan dance!!!Look at my beautiful Tibetan costume!!!!:hearts::hearts:

——Li Na

Update:Li Na said she was really shocked and moved by the victims' strong willness and their love for life,she said she would fight harder in this year's China Open and would donate all her China Open prize money to Yushu Quake.:)
Thank you NaNa:hug:



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Salve
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:43 PM
$400,000 in what currency?

Lin Lin
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:45 PM
$400,000 in what currency?

RMB:)

tennisbum79
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Nice of Li Na to do that.

I am warming up to her.

Doesn't China put tight restrcition on travel to tibetan areas?
Did she have to ask permission from the Chinese goverment?
Hoe they are not using her as PR

Ellery
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:47 PM
She looks great :hearts:

debby
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:48 PM
Be careful, Nana. I don't want you to go in jail :sobbing:

ElusiveChanteuse
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:49 PM
$400,000 in what currency?

I wonder why you have to ask that.:rolleyes: :o

Anyhow, Na :worship: Maybe her good deeds are blessing her on the tennis career.:inlove:

Bruno71
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:52 PM
Golden Philanthropist Flower :cheer:

tennisbum79
Jul 6th, 2010, 11:55 PM
RMB:)
Can you add the currency in the title?

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:00 AM
Can you add the currency in the title?

Why?We have our own currency in China,plus,400000 RMB in Chia is AS HUGE AS 400000 USD in the United States I think.:)

Kworb
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:15 AM
Na :inlove: what a philanthropist. What an angelic and honorable human being. :bowdown:

goldenlox
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:16 AM
Good for her, and I hope she does great in the China Open in Beijing.

Temperenka
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:49 AM
There is so much to like about Na. :)

I really respect the players that are charitable and willing to help members of their home country in times of tragedy.

Na :worship: Keep up the fantastic work, both on and off the court. Tennis needs more players like you. :yeah:

danieln1
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:13 AM
I want her to win the China Open, to give all the money to the orphans...

Hopefully Peer won´t spoil the charity program again

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Why?We have our own currency in China,plus,400000 RMB in Chia is AS HUGE AS 400000 USD in the United States I think.:)
So in China, when someone says 400000, it automatically means you are talking money, nothing else?
You could have put 400000 RMB in the title.

People donate lots of stuff beside money.
Bag of rice, ride paddy, medicine, etc...

Are you telling me in china, if you say a number without a unit, it automatically means currency?

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:33 AM
So in China, when someone says 400000, it automatically means you are talking money, nothing else?
You could have put 400000 RMB in the title.

People donate lots of stuff beside money.
Bag of rice, ride paddy, medicine, etc...

Are you telling me in china, if you say a number without a unit, it automatically means currency?

You suddenly switched currency to unit,you were asking me to add "UNIT" in it,not a currency.:lol:

Unfortunately, if I add RMB there, the title would be too long to show completely:sad:.

Can we just stop this?charity is invaluable there,no matter you donate 1 RMB or 1 million USD:hug:

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:35 AM
ps:whoelse would think Li Na had donated 400000 tons of rice to Yushu quake orphans when reading this thead title?:lol:

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:38 AM
You suddenly switched currency to unit,you were asking me to add "UNIT" in it,not a currency.:lol:

Unfortunately, if I add RMB there, the title would be too long to show completely:sad:.

Can we just stop this?charity is invaluable there,no matter you donate 1 RMB or 1 million USD:hug:
Unit is a generic term to qualify numbers, number by themselve mean nothing.
Example: Kilogram, meter, pound, liter ounce, etc..

But now that you gave the real reason, I will stop.
I was just trying to get people to know the currency of other countries, but you seem to take offense.
Sorry.

Salve
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:40 AM
I wonder why you have to ask that.:rolleyes: :o

Anyhow, Na :worship: Maybe her good deeds are blessing her on the tennis career.:inlove:

400,000 American is a lot of money :weirdo: People rarely give that much. I was not trying to detract from her benevolent deed. I was simply trying to gauge the magnitude of her gift.


Ho, have a seat. :rolleyes:

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:40 AM
Unit is a generic term to qualify numbers, number by themselve mean nothing.
Example: Kilogram, meter, pound, liter ounce, etc..

But now that you gave the real reason, I will stop.
I was just trying to get people to know the currency of other countries, but you seem to take offense.
Sorry.

It's okay:hug:I think at least you are reasonable and nice,easy to communicate with:hug::yeah:

Salve
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:41 AM
She donated almost 60,000 USD for anyone who cares. Still a lot of money.

Na :hug:

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2010, 01:54 AM
ps:whoelse would think Li Na had donated 400000 tons of rice to Yushu quake orphans when reading this thead title?:lol:
Well nobody knows what 400000 represent, so people could assume anything.
And given the circumstance and the recipient entity, rice is not a far fetched guess.

Lin lin, this is an international forum.

It helps to communicate clearly what you want to say, you cannot assume things as if the TF audience is in China.

the jamierbelyea
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:04 AM
I would think, under most circumstance when a number is put under the context of amount donated, that it is very logical that someone would translate that into money. Typically if it was anything besides money, that would be stated, but if its an unlabeled number, yes it's not shocking or impossible for someone to expect you to understand that it's money.

Then when you add the context that a chinese person was donating to chinese people/organization, you should also assume that we are talking about the native currency. Especially when the message has been translated into English to start with.

PhilePhile
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:09 AM
You suddenly switched currency to unit,you were asking me to add "UNIT" in it,not a currency.:lol:

Unfortunately, if I add RMB there, the title would be too long to show completely:sad:.

Can we just stop this?charity is invaluable there,no matter you donate 1 RMB or 1 million USD:hug:

¥ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C2%A5)400000 :)

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:13 AM
¥ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C2%A5)400000 :)

Okay,guys,let me copy this and add it into the title to end this off-topic up:)

Hope Li Na could win this year's China Open:dance::hug:

PhilePhile
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:23 AM
Lin Lin, do you know if the new retractable roof stadium will be ready for this year's China Open?

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:31 AM
Lin Lin, do you know if the new retractable roof stadium will be ready for this year's China Open?

I searched it online,unfortunately,no confirmation available for the retractable roof of the Lotus center court.The newest information was it was under construction back to Nov.10,2009.:sad:

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:37 AM
I searched it online,unfortunately,no confirmation available for the retractable roof of the Lotus center court.The newest information was it was under construction back to Nov.10,2009.:sad:

Update: (searching result from May.10,2010):China will construct a new bigger center court to replace the current Lotus center court,which will become the #1 court in the future.So,there is definitely no retractable roof for current lotus center court,the new center court will have retractable roof but at least will be ready in 2011.So this year no retractable roof for China Open.:)

PhilePhile
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:50 AM
I searched it online,unfortunately,no confirmation available for the retractable roof of the Lotus center court.The newest information was it was under construction back to Nov.10,2009.:sad:

Thank you Lin Lin. Li Na did a good deed for the people affected by the earthquake and represented herself and the WTA admirably.

Pasta-Na
Jul 7th, 2010, 02:52 AM
just wondering...any good shopping malls there? :awww: :p

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2010, 03:28 AM
Okay,guys,let me copy this and add it into the title to end this off-topic up:)

Hope Li Na could win this year's China Open:dance::hug:
Thanks Lin Lin.

I think it is much better, at least for me, I can't speak for others.
The titles tells you exactly what it is.

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 03:46 AM
:hug:

TennisFan66
Jul 7th, 2010, 07:17 AM
Visits Tibet :tape: The political propaganda aside, why is this not player forum? Because she's Chinese it belongs on the GM?

pokey camp
Jul 7th, 2010, 07:30 AM
Dunno. This is GM worthy, but this isn’t (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=413767)? Consistency mods? Either put both in player forums or neither.:confused: :weirdo:

TennisFan66
Jul 7th, 2010, 07:46 AM
Dunno. This is GM worthy, but this isn’t (http://www.tennisforum.com/showthread.php?t=413767)? Consistency mods? Either put both in player forums or neither.:confused: :weirdo:

Exactly!

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the Chinese as such (Tibet aside) but if people here cannot see Na Li willingly or unwillingly is being used in Chinese political propaganda, I feel sorry for those and recommend they remove the blinders.

As for all these Na Li donates this and that stories in general. PLEASE. Her tennis education is bought and paid for by her government and they effectively owns her. As long she represents China, she'll 'donate' whatever they want her to donate. Such things need to be seen in this perspective - IMO.

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Exactly!

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the Chinese as such (Tibet aside) but if people here cannot see Na Li willingly or unwillingly is being used in Chinese political propaganda, I feel sorry for those and recommend they remove the blinders.

As for all these Na Li donates this and that stories in general. PLEASE. Her tennis education is bought and paid for by her government and they effectively owns her. As long she represents China, she'll 'donate' whatever they want her to donate. Such things need to be seen in this perspective - IMO.
You are really well educated:tape:

Pasta-Na
Jul 7th, 2010, 09:12 AM
Visits Tibet :tape: The political propaganda aside, why is this not player forum? Because she's Chinese it belongs on the GM?

u dont know her well :o she retired for more than 3 years from tennis bc she didnt want to be a CTA puppet. its CTA chairman, who invited (begged) her to play again. :p

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:21 PM
The official and detailed report from wtatour.com:
http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/OffCourtNews/Read/0,,12781~2085948,00.html

XINING, China - On Tuesday, Li Na made a special visit to Xining, the capital city of Qinghai province in China. In April, an earthquake happened in Yushu in Qinghai province that devastated the lives of countless individuals and families. At the Huang Nan Zhou Children Orphanage in Xining, Li shared her personal story of success, providing hope and inspiration. Kids also had a chance to play tennis and receive tips from the world's No.10 player.

Yushu, the area most heavily hit, lost 2220 lives. The earthquake damaged the orphanage in the Yushu community beyond repair. The Huang Nan Zhou Children Orphanage in Xining has, so far, taken in 57 orphans from Yushu, and they expect the number to continue to grow. This Orphanage relies upon charitable donations to operate and care for the kids.

Li has so far donated 400,000RMB (about $59,000) to CFPA, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, and has entrusted CFPA to use the donation to help Yushu orphans. With 300,000RMB of her donation, Li will provide living expenses for those children for three years. To help in developing kids' resilience needed to recover from the trauma of a disaster, the remainder of Li's donation, 100,000RMB, will pay for sports equipment and facilities to 10 schools serving 1,000 students in Yushu. In addition, her support will give teachers training on how to use sport to promote youths' development of basic life skills.

"I was in Germany when the Yushu earthquake happened. I was shocked by the news and also deeply moved by people there, seeing their courage facing this life tragedy," Li said. "I was thinking about what I could do to help people in Yushu to better recover from this catastrophe.



Further to her prize money from Madrid in May, Li has also pledged all her prize money from this September's China Open in Beijing to help the orphans.

"When I'm on court, people only see me playing tennis, when in fact all my success couldn't be achieved if there weren't so many people behind me and supporting me. That's why I feel I should do something in return to help those in need," Li added. "I want them to feel the support of our society and I hope they will continue to be strong in their construction of a new life."

David Shoemaker, President of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour said, "We are very proud of what Li Na has done to help the children in the earthquake hit area. She's not only a star on court who has achieved so many milestones for tennis in China, but also an ambassador off the court who shows care and generosity towards people who need help. The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour is very proud to stand together with Li Na and support her in this initiative. This is exactly what tennis should bring to people - inspiration, love, and passion for life."

fawnrc
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:38 PM
ps:whoelse would think Li Na had donated 400000 tons of rice to Yushu quake orphans when reading this thead title?:lol:

I did not think rice, but did need the units to put the amount in perspective. Knowing RMB is helpful.

Ellery
Jul 7th, 2010, 12:48 PM
You are really well educated:tape:

He is a well known troll, don't worry about him :p

Rix643
Jul 7th, 2010, 06:21 PM
You are really well educated:tape:

He is a well known troll, don't worry about him :p

The Uyghurs, Tibet, Tiananmen Square especially (most of you in here are to young to have seen that).......

I'll NEVER trust any information coming from Chinese government or related persons (including WTA as far as China is concerned) again.

I urge you all to do the same.

tennisbum79
Jul 7th, 2010, 07:34 PM
I did not think rice, but did need the units to put the amount in perspective. Knowing RMB is helpful.
Right!

Ellery
Jul 7th, 2010, 07:36 PM
The Uyghurs, Tibet, Tiananmen Square especially (most of you in here are to young to have seen that).......

I'll NEVER trust any information coming from Chinese government or related persons (including WTA as far as China is concerned) again.

I urge you all to do the same.
Maybe, just maybe, Na did this of her free will, because she wants to give help to people who need it? Do you also think that when Jie donated her Wimbledon prize money to the Sichuan earthauqke victims, she did it because she was somehow forced to? I think you are being very cynical here. :)

Lin Lin
Jul 7th, 2010, 11:50 PM
The Uyghurs, Tibet, Tiananmen Square especially (most of you in here are to young to have seen that).......

I'll NEVER trust any information coming from Chinese government or related persons (including WTA as far as China is concerned) again.

I urge you all to do the same.

you are too old to change your mind:help:

Pasta-Na
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:40 AM
na'll donate all of her 2010 china open prize money too. :yeah:

Noctis
Sep 12th, 2010, 07:40 PM
your too slow gongong :lol:

Pasta-Na
Sep 12th, 2010, 09:20 PM
your too slow gongong :lol:

no, i just reminded u guys. :ras: