In this photo taken on April 13, Zhao Liang stretches out his arms as hospital staff members use a tape to measure him at a hospital in Tianjin, northern China

In this photo taken on April 13, Zhao Liang stretches out his arms as hospital staff members use a tape to measure him at a hospital in Tianjin, northern China

Zhao Liang, 27, a resident of Henan province, believed to be the tallest man in China, reached Jinan, Shandong province, earlier this week in search for a bride.

The 2.5m-tall former basketball player received more than 2,000 responses from all over the country to his advertisement for a wife, which he had published in a newspaper a couple of months ago.

Zhao is visiting several cities to meet the women who responded to his ad.