average height of chinese men (urban): 5′ 7″
height of yao ming: 7′ 6″
“At 11 pounds (5.0 kg), Yao weighed more than twice as much as the average Chinese newborn, and grew to be 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) by age ten.” [wiki-p]
precocious little … er, big … guy!
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