Jackson Martinez Guangzhou

CSL Transfer Update – Part 1: Martinez Evergrande move stands out as domestic players stay put

It’s been a little over two weeks since our last transfer round-up and it is time to look at all the moves which have taken place between then and now. Things tend to slow down a bit over the Chinese New Year but there has still been plenty to talk about with Jackson Martinez’s move […]


Eastern Capture First Title of the Season while Kitchee Lose Champions League Qualifier

Hong Kong correspondent Christopher KL Lau brings his regular round-up of all the very latest news, developments and other footballing points of interest from the SAR. Senior Shield Final Big spenders Eastern have began to justify their vast investments and overhaul of their team by capturing their first title of the season; the Canbo Senior […]


Understanding China’s recent transfer spending in light of the domestic market

While western media is focused on the big names signings that seem to be arriving to the Chinese Super League by the day, what so many are missing is that one of the key factors driving these moves is the equally overheated and overpriced domestic transfer market. Previous record transfer for domestic players hovered around […]


January Transfer Update – Part 2: Ramires and Gervinho signings make international waves

After bringing you all the January transfer moves among the Super League’s top half clubs earlier in the week, we round up all the happenings in the other half of the table since our last wrap at the beginning of the month. The respective signings of Ramires and Gervinho by Jiangsu Suning and Hebei CFFC […]

Elkeson SIPG

January Transfer Update – Part 1: Elkeson switch to SIPG leads big money moves

The Super League season is now just one month away and the transfer window is really hotting up. Elkeson’s move from Guangzhou Evergrande to title rivals Shanghai SIPG made international news recently, but there have been plenty of other big money signings to keep us busy over the past few weeks. This round-up looks at […]


Under-23 Asian Championships: 3-2 loss to Iran eliminates China and causes fear for the future

China’s first round elimination from the AFC under-23 Asian Championships was confirmed on Monday night following a 3-2 defeat to Iran in Doha. A game that was far duller than the scoreline suggests was brought to life in the latter stages of the first half when three goals in four minutes left China trailing 2-1 […]