Korean ethnic team Yanbian the unlikely flag bearers for north-east China football this year

With the dongbei sides struggling to make an impact in the Super League this season, it seems to have fallen to rank-outsiders Yanbian Changbaishan to bring glory to the region. Here we take a look back at how the five north-eastern clubs have performed this year, and what the end of season run-in holds for […]

Dalian Transcendence and Meizhou Wuhua secure promotion to League One

Dalian Transcendence and Guangdong based Meizhou Wuhua secured promotion to League One with comfortable victories in their League Two semi-final play-offs. Transcendence overcame Sichuan Longfor 5-2 on aggregate, while Meizhou trumped Nanjing Qianbao by an even more convincing 6-1 scoreline over two legs. With League Two’s sixteen clubs split into northern and southern divisions, an […]

League One Round 27 Wrap: Yanbian hammer BG but promotion has to wait as Hebei win and Dalian draw in Harbin

Yanbian Changbaishan delighted their fans with a clinical demolition of Beijing BG, but a controversial draw in Harbin means their wait for promotion extends to another game. Hebei CFFC go two points clear in second with a win over struggling Jiangxi Liansheng as Dalian Aerbin look like the only other side who can now earn […]

League One Round 26 Wrap: Dalian & Yanbian share spoils, Hebei go into second, Harbin and Hohhot beaten

There were more twists and turns in round 26 as League One hurtles towards its exciting conclusion. The top two of Dalian Aerbin and Yanbian Changbaishan played out a draw in front of the largest crowd of the season as Hebei CFFC took advantage by claiming an unconvincing win to climb into the promotion places. […]

League One Round 25 Wrap: Big surprises as Songjiang win in Yanbian and Shenzhen hammer BG

League One returned from its first weekend off of the season with a bang as round 25 featured some massive shocks, big wins and plenty to talk about. Tianjin Songjiang gave table-topping Yanbian Changbaishan their first defeat of the season, while Shenzhen FC stunned everybody by hammering Beijing BG. Dalian Aerbin and Hebei CFFC both […]