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Shark fin soup sales plunge in China
Austerity, ecological awareness and fishy safety record among the reasons for the delicacy's decline.
Last updated: 10 Apr 2014 10:54 GMT
Asia's tallest man struggling to stand
Wang Fengjun of China hospitalised for hip replacement surgery after he found it hard to stand.
Last updated: 08 Jul 2013 09:27 GMT
China's race for gold
As the 2012 Olympic Games begin, we ask: What does China sacrifice in its relentless pursuit of gold?
Last updated: 28 Jul 2012 11:08 GMT
China star Yao retires from NBA
Big man who made huge impact on popularity of the sport in his homeland ends career after long battle with injury.
Last updated: 20 Jul 2011 08:02 GMT
Yao's baby stirs China debate
Basketball star's daughter becomes focus of debate on Chinese patriotism.
Last updated: 08 Jun 2010 04:49 GMT
Yao joins China anti-smoking drive
Basketball star Yao Ming joins campaign urging 350 million Chinese smokers to quit.
Last updated: 13 Oct 2009 08:37 GMT
Yao surgery 'a success'
Houston Rockets say foot op went well but Chinese star will still miss NBA season.
Last updated: 22 Jul 2009 06:54 GMT
Rockets blaze trail for Gortat
Houston Rockets chase Polish centre following uncertainty over Yao fitness.
Last updated: 01 Jul 2009 22:38 GMT
Reports: Yao could miss season
Rockets centre reported to have a 'career-threatening' injury.
Last updated: 30 Jun 2009 05:26 GMT
Chinese predict LeBron-Ming dynasty
Yao Ming fans want move to Cavs after reports of Hong Kong stake in NBA team.
Last updated: 26 May 2009 06:04 GMT
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