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Former NBA star Yao Ming (right) shakes hands with a guest speaker at the
opening ceremony for Shanghai Natural Museum yesterday. The event also
marked the start of 2015 Shanghai International Nature Conservation Week.
The basketball star and Kenneth Behring (second left), chairman of Global
Health and Education Foundation, were among several guests to make speeches at the special event, each of them appealing for better environmental protection.

A big star’s big appeal

Former NBA star Yao Ming (right) shakes hands with a guest speaker at the opening ceremony for Shanghai Natural Museum yesterday. The event also marked the start of 2015 Shanghai International Nature Conservation Week. The basketball star and Kenneth Behring (second left), chairman of Global Health and Education Foundation, were among several guests to make speeches at the special event, each of them appealing for better environmental protection.


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