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NBA's Yao Ming swears off shark's fin soup

Updated: August 22, 2006, 5:47 PM ET
By Associated Press — Aug. 2, 2006

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BEIJING — NBA star Yao Ming recently pledged to give up eating shark's fin soup, a Chinese delicacy, as part of a campaign to promote wildlife protection in his homeland.

"Endangered species are our friends," Yao said at a news conference organized by the San Francisco-based conservation group WildAid.

The group said China is the world's biggest importer of shark's fins, which conservationists ...

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