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The Yao Ming Foundation

Improving the lives of children in the U.S. and China.

The Yao Ming Foundation was established in June of 2008 by international NBA Star Yao Ming in response to the devastating 8.0 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China on May 12, 2008. An 8.0 earthquake is the equivalent to energy released from 790 nuclear bombs. More than 8,000 schoolrooms and 185 schools were destroyed during the earthquake.

The Yao Ming Foundation also supports additional educational opportunities in the US and China. Yao Ming and Ye Li have committed to paying the Foundation's administrative costs so that 100% of any contribution from the public is directed to the charitable cause.

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As Yao Ming retires, China celebrates his legacy

Tributes pour in for the NBA star and goodwill ambassador who has brought glory to China on and off the court. His exit from the world stage leaves a void in Beijing's international charm campaign.

July 21, 2011: By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Beijing — Hobbled by leg and foot injuries, Yao Ming surprised no one when he confirmed his retirement from basketball Wednesday in his birthplace of Shanghai to a live global television audience.


Fans across China commemorated the bittersweet news by posting streams of gratitude online and tuning in to a five-hour special on state television lionizing the sports star who brought glory to the nation on and off the court.


Welcome to YAO Restaurant & Bar @ Westchase — A Houston Original

Our goal is to cultivate pride, support our local community, and provide a place to support our home basketball team, the Houston Rockets.

YAO Restaurant & Bar serves Chinese American cuisine within a fine-dining environment including a casual bar. Our food is prepared to order from fresh produce, delivered daily. All of our menu items are high in protein, low in fat content, and contain no MSG. The restaurant seats approximately 500, with 298 seats in the main dining room and 200 in the bar. Also, we have 4 Private Rooms (capacities range from 4 to 24 seats) that are available to accommodate any occasion.

The Website is powerred by Helen Lee workshop