China's Yao Ming is now an “Ambassador to Mars”. Photo: AP

Retired basketball star Yao Ming takes on new mission as China’s ambassador to Mars

Other big names appointed include China’s national volleyball coach Lang Ping and award-winning sci-fi writer Liu Cixin

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China's Yao Ming is now an “Ambassador to Mars”. Photo: AP
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Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.