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It's all off, folks - models Mikki Yao and Sunny Tsang call it quits after 10 years

Almost as many A-lister break-ups as hook-ups registered on our radar over the holiday season. Model-about-town Mikki Yao spilled the beans at a fashion event on Tuesday that she had ended her 10-year relationship with fellow model Sunny Tsang.

Thursday, 5 January, 2012, 12:00am

Activist Yao Lifa goes missing from home a day after his release

Detained rights activist Yao Lifa returned home briefly at the weekend but his wife was unsure of his whereabouts after he left home for work yesterday.

Yao, 53, a primary school teacher and activist in Qianjiang , Hubei , was taken away on June 20 and did not return home until late on Sunday - more than 10 weeks after going into detention.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Players need more support

With Chinese sporting legend Yao Ming now in retirement, a gap in the market has opened up for companies looking to use brand-name sponsorships to expand on the mainland.

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Talk turns to cake and instant noodles at Loewe reopening

Luxury handbags always draw women out of the woodwork - especially celebrities and socialites.

Canto-pop singer and actress Kelly Chen Wai-lam attended the reopening of Spanish leather bag and coat maker Loewe's new shop at Ocean Centre on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I have said one day when my career as a professional basketball player ends, it would be a comma, not a full stop

Yao Ming, vowing to live a full life after basketball

China is saying they own everything [in the South China Sea]. So how do you ... have a code of conduct when your partner in the transaction says he owns everything?

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

College student executed for deadly stabbing

A 21-year-old college student who hit a young mother with his car and then stabbed her to death to avoid paying compensation was executed yesterday morning in Xian, Shaanxi province, amid lingering public anger over the killing.

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Heavy sentences for drivers' crimes

A drink-driver was sentenced to life in prison for killing two people and injuring two others in downtown Beijing, while a Shaanxi court upheld the death sentence for music student Yao Jiaxin, who ran over a woman and then stabbed her to death.

The heavy sentences come amid a public outcry over a surge in incidents of reckless driving.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Professor hired in Tianjin faced charges in US

A Tianjin University professor lured back to China from the United States under a government programme to recruit global talent was accused of indecent solicitation of an underage girl during a police sting in Illinois nearly five years ago, an official report said yesterday.

4 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

History repeats

It's the end of the year, and the top-ranking executives of one of the world's biggest banks have converged on their employer's palatial compounds to collect their dues.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

No 2: Yao Ming

Name: Yao Ming

Date of birth: September 12, 1980 in Shanghai

Olympic entry: Men's basketball

Career highlights: Eighth-place finish at Athens 2004 and 10th at Sydney 2000; five-time NBA All-Star.

NBA star Yao Ming is a hero among millions of sports fans on the mainland.

7 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Yao winning Games fitness battle

Basketball superstar ranks himself a 50-50 chance for Hangzhou warm-up tournament

NBA superstar Yao Ming yesterday declared he was winning his fitness battle and 'will not let China down' at the Olympics.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

US$2m quake aid

Yao Ming will donate US$2 million to rebuild schools devastated by last month's Sichuan earthquake.

Yao announced the creation of the Yao Ming Foundation, which will begin with his donation as well as contributions from fellow NBA players including Steve Nash and Greg Oden.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Fans sweat over Yao

Nothing depresses Chinese basketball fans more than the news that NBA superstar Yao Ming might not be able to represent China in the forthcoming Beijing Olympics because of a foot injury.

The 2.29-metre centre has been the pride of our country ever since he joined the Houston Rockets in 2002. He is famed for his excellent attitude both on and off the court.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Yao Ming calls time out for wedding

Yao Ming is set to take the plunge into married life in August, according to two sources close to the NBA star.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Tall order

Opposite the Paramount - one of Shanghai's most famous pre-war dance halls - work began last week on a new bar and restaurant named after the city's best-known sports star.

28 Mar 2006 - 12:00am