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Yao Ming

Nation expects Yao Ming to succeed in second career

Yao Ming, the biggest international sports star yet produced by China, says his studies at Shanghai Jiao Tong University are now his priority, sidestepping questions about his career plans.

Saturday, 29 June, 2013, 5:12am

Letters to the Editor, June 6, 2013

Door still open for anti-Beijing parties

I am grateful to Anson Chan Fang On-sang for clearing the air in her letter ("Not opposed to nomination committee", May 29), which was a reply to my letter ("Nomination process not negotiable", May 20).

6 Jun 2013 - 2:10am 1 comment

Teen activist calls on Yao Ming to help her save tuskers

A local teenage activist is planning to rope celebrity basketball star Yao Ming into her campaign to save elephants from poachers. Fourteen-year-old Celia Ho Yen-kei's campaign began with a letter to the South China Morning Post last year in which she pleaded with countries worldwide to stop killing the endangered species for their tusks.

14 Mar 2013 - 5:33am

Yao Ming wants to use CPPCC role to promote role of sport

Former basketball star Yao Ming has called for Chinese sports to get back to basics and not be viewed solely as a way of advancing national honour. The 2.26-metre-tall former Houston Rockets centre, who played in the United States' elite NBA competition for eight seasons and spearheaded a basketball boom in China, said he was feeling some pressure in his new role as a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

5 Mar 2013 - 4:38am 1 comment

Who said it?

My dream is that sports can become more than a way of winning national glory, but a way to cultivate robust bodies and inspiring minds

Basketball ace Yao Ming


His first words were, 'I'm innocent. I'm not the killer'

Tangiers police chief Abdallah Bellahfid on arresting Britain's most wanted man, Du Anxiang


5 Mar 2013 - 3:59am

Who said it?

A mean person and a gentleman view integrity differently, as do a crook and a philanthropist

Lawmaker Lam Tai-fai on questions over Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's integrity


I've been able to use this height to my advantage. Plus, the air is fresher up here

29 Nov 2012 - 2:49am

Yao Ming gets honorary degree from HKU

China's basketball superstar Yao Ming collects an honorary degree at a University of Hong Kong graduation ceremony yesterday. Yao was honoured along with Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary, who received an honorary doctorate of law, and property developer Henry Cheng Kar-shun, who, like Yao, received a doctorate of social science. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

28 Nov 2012 - 8:48am

Talking points

Lamma crash suspects report to police

27 Nov 2012 - 5:01am

Ex-NBA's Tracy McGrady denies money a factor in China move

Two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady has denied money was a factor in his decision to join the Qingdao Eagles in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

“I played 15 years in the NBA,” the CBA’s highest-profile import told the China Daily newspaper. “I made a lot of money. No, money has nothing to do with it.”

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Talking points

'Dirk Struan' banker to be sentenced

19 Oct 2012 - 2:12am