One-legged student inspires netizens with basketball skills

| December 17th, 2012
20121217-one-legged-01

Qu Shitao became known as the “Inspiring Basketball King” (“励志篮球帝”) after a video surfaced of him playing basketball despite having just one leg. The video first became hot on Sina Weibo and then was reported on by a number of television stations across the country, including CCTV.

Read more…

Chinese Basketball Association website hacked by “Japanese”

| November 8th, 2012
20121008-cba-01

The following is guest post by Philip via MarketingToChina.com

The website of Chinese Basketball Association was hacked in the night of Nov. 6, Beijing time (GMT +8). On the front page of the website there appeared a notice in Japanese as shown in the following. The rough translation is “Diaoyu Islands owner is Japan, Chinese are China pigs, Japanese technology the best”.

Read more…

The Transformation of Yao Ming

| February 21st, 2012

This article originally appeared on Kun Kun’s blog. Written by Kun Kun Yu Translated by Cathy Song

 

Kun Kun Yu writes for Bloomberg Businessweek China and is the author of “Not Polite, Not Vulgar.” Her work has appeared in GQ China and Sanlian Life Week. She blogs at http://www.bullock.cn/blogs/catnapkun/

Last December I stood with Yao Ming on the balcony of the Roosevelt Hotel in Shanghai. Located on the seat of the Bund, we had a sweeping view of the city. Across from […]Read more…

Yao Ming Bought His Former Club Shanghai Sharks

| July 15th, 2009
20090715yao02.jpg

[MOP] July 15 2009 Yao Ming announced through Shanghai media he will buy all of Shanghai basketball club team’s shares, becoming the sole owner of the team. People praised Yao’s courage and sense of responsibility but could not help worry about him becoming the boss – how to put a precarious team back on track in the current non-profitable market. Being the owner definitely has more pressures and challenges than being a player, Yao Ming does not have an easy […]Read more…