Xujiahui News: SIPG FC season preview

Following a 2015 CSL season in which SIPG once again raised the bar for themselves by contesting Guangzhou Evergrande for top spot all the way to the final day of the season, the 2016 campaign is one in which a sustained title challenge will be viewed as the minimum expectation for head coach Sven Göran Eriksson’s […]

North Terrace News: Shanghai Shenhua 2016 Season Preview

We’re back! Following a winter laid low to lick their wounds, can Shanghai’s traditional power reassert themselves in 2016 with the Chinese Super League hotter than ever before following the January transfer window? North Terrace News evaluates the ins and outs, and Shenhua’s chances for the upcoming campaign. Exit 2015: More questions than answers As […]

Computer used for first time as full 2016 Chinese Super League fixture list appears

Guangzhou R&F will host Ezequiel Lavezzi and Gervinho-totting Hebei China Fortune on the first match of the 2016 season on Friday March 4. The official CSL opening ceremony will take place the following day as Jiangsu Suning host Shandong Luneng. All eyes will be on the match in Nanjing as glamour Brazilian signings Teixeira and Ramires […]

Read Chinese Football’s 50-point reform plan in full – exclusive translation

Last year saw the release of a comprehensive football reform plan from the Chinese government which gained widespread international attention and brought much discussion of the links between the sport and politics in China. The plan accurately identifies many of the key issues affecting the game in the country, but it will be years before […]

2016 Chinese Super League Predictions – surprises aplenty, but Evergrande to win again

The Chinese Super League made headlines around the world this off season by spending huge amounts of money in the European market. Big names look nice on paper and on the back of kits, but how will that translate to play on the field? We hear from Jamie McIlroy, Cameron Wilson, bcheng, and Adem Ali […]