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China's President Tells Yi, Yao: "We Expect Your Superb Performance"

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It was billed as a meeting to boost the morale of his country's Olympic athletes, but Chinese President Hu Jintao also let China's basketball players know what he and the nation expects. Meeting with Yi Jianlian, Yao Ming and the rest of Team China, Hu said, "We Chinese people pay lots of attention to basketball and expect your superb performance in matches. I hope you can show your best at the Games."