Cheng: Zhou Liang scandal shows line always moving when it comes to regionalism in China

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PPTV commentator Zhou Liang had to issue a public apology and was removed from his position after using the …

Cheng: Was Saturday the end of the Beijing-Jiangsu special relationship?

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There are many oddities involved in Chinese football, one such example is the “special relationship” that exists between Beijing …

Why the Shanghai derby is back with a vengeance

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Following an unexpectedly intense derby between Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai East Asia, WEF’s Cameron Wilson takes an in-depth look

White: Vibrant Shanghai Derby taking shape

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History is not something that can yet be applied to Chinese football in large doses, but there is already …

Into the third tier: A day out at Fujian Broncos

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A few weeks ago I was offered the chance to go and watch Fujian Chaoyue (Fujian Broncos) play

An Ode to Lang Zheng (or why there are all kinds of heroes)

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Lang Zheng is the Chinese football equivalent of Gus Triandos. If you don’t know who that is, you …

Going to Gongti: A view from the away end

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Your WEF correspondent travelled to Beijing to watch Guoan host Guangzhou R&F and here relates what fans in the

Shanghai Shenhua fans’ Xi Jinping protest banner confiscated amid ruckus

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A banner quoting Chinese president Xi Jingping on the importance of tradition and culture, brandished by Shanghai Shenhua fans …

Names change, the game stays the same

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Commerce and football – never the best of companions, particularly in leagues still struggling to establish themselves in a …

Join in the chant: A rough guide to the songs of Shanghai Shenhua

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WEF delves deep into Chinese football culture to bring you the full repertoire of one of its best-known and