Shanghai Sharks

Yao Ming mobbed as he begins university studies

Basketball superstar Yao Ming is back in the media spotlight after stepping off the court and back into the classroom.

Wednesday, 9 November, 2011, 12:00am

China loses a star ambassador

For all China's success in producing world and Olympic champions, nothing lights up national pride and imagination quite like a star who breaks free of the state system to stand astride the international stage in their own right. We are, of course, talking about basketball player Yao Ming.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Yao's playing days over

Yao Ming, the Chinese All-Star centre with the Houston Rockets team in the American National Basketball Association, has confirmed weeks of rumours by officially retiring from the sport because of recurring injury problems.

The 2.29-metre tall player, who had played in the US for the past nine years, made the announcement in his hometown, Shanghai, yesterday.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Yao eyes medal in Beijing

Yao Ming believes his country has a strong chance of winning a medal as hosts at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 - provided they continue improving.

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am