Chinese Stars Abroad



Yao Ming's good but Rockets loses to Spurs

Yao topped the game with 25 points and 10 rebounds but still said he had problems with the Spurs' defense in Rockets' 88-81 defeat.

Yao Ming tops China's celebrity ranking

NBA star Yao Ming topped Forbes magazine's annual mainland Chinese celebrity rankings for the second consecutive year, but "Memoirs of a Geisha" star Zhang Ziyi dropped a spot to No. 3.


Who's better than Shaq? Yao -- and how

It's time to call the Rockets' Yao Ming what he is: the best center in the NBA. Yes, there's that small matter of the big fella in Miami, but the reality is that the gradual upward arc of Yao has intersected the inevitable downward arc of Shaquille O'Neal.