Former NBA star from China, Yao Ming, plunge into politics to become a member of the legislative advisory body in Shanghai. Photos in the media showed that Yao is present at the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee.
"There are 142 members in this group and Yao is the newest member," said Kong Rong, one of the workers in these committees, as quoted by China Daily.
Since last July, who plays the 229 centimeter Yao announced that the injury made him more quickly to end his career in the NBA. Before plunging into politics, former Houston Rockets player was a student at the University Jiatong which is a leading university in his hometown, Shanghai. Besides Yao also founded the winery and buy a basketball club Shanghai Sharks.
In addition to Yao, the former Chinese athletes who jumped into the political world is Liu Xiang. Liu Xiang is a former hurdling athlete who won gold at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.