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Yao Ming Urges Countrymen to Give Up Shark Fin Soup

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Retired basketball star Yao Ming is using his incredible popularity in China to try to discourage his countrymen from eating shark fin soup. Yao appeared at a news conference in Shanghai Thursday alongside British business tycoon Richard Branson and representatives of the wildlife protection group WildAid. Yao encouraged about 30 top business leaders in attendance […]

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Chinese Basketball Icon Retires from NBA

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 3:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese basketball superstar Yao Ming has retired from America’s top league, bring an end to his groundbreaking but injury-plagued professional career. The 2.29 meter Yao, who turns 31 years old in September, announced his retirement in his hometown of Shanghai Wednesday. Yao spent his entire eight-year career with the Houston Rockets, who made him their […]

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Chinese Express Gratitude, Sadness at Yao’s Impending Retirement

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese fans of Yao Ming are expressing gratitude and sadness ahead of his expected announcement next week that he is retiring from American professional basketball. The 2.25-meter Yao boosted the National Basketball Association’s popularity in China and Asia by excelling at the highest level after the Houston Rockets made him the top overall pick in […]

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Chinese Star Yao Ming Retires from NBA

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Star Chinese center Yao Ming is reported on the verge of retiring from the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets after continuous struggles in recent years with foot and ankle injuries. The 30-year-old Yao, who stands 2.3 meters, missed all of the 2009-10 season after breaking his left foot in the 2009 playoffs against the Los […]

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