1980 - Born on September 12 in Shanghai, China.
1997-1998- Debut at the Chinese Basketball Association.
2000-2001- He became MVP of the league at the age of 20 by, scoring 27 points and grabbing 19 rebounds per game.
2002 - 1st non-US player chosen as top pick in NBA draft.
2003-2004 - Claimed the seventh seed for the Houston Rockets.
- Raised awareness and money in China in the fight against SARS. He was able to raise $300,000.
- The Sporting News (TSN) Rookie of the year (2003).
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (2003).
2004-2005 - Acquired 2,558,278 votes in the Western Conference All-Star in February breaking Michael Jordan's previous record.
2003-2006 - 4 time NBA All-Star.
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