The Associated Press reports:
Retired basketball star Yao Ming has added another line to his post-NBA resume - politician.
Since Yao announced last July that injuries had ended his career with the Houston Rockets, he has become a university student and set up a wine business to go with owning a professional basketball team in China.
Now the 31-year-old has become a member of an advisory body to Shanghai's legislature. Photos in official media on Monday showed Yao at the weekend closing ceremony for the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee. Read the full story.