Jonathan White

Hong Kong

Jonathan White

Senior Production Editor, Sport

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.

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NBA still missing from Chinese television screens, as 2021-22 season tips off

Basketball fans in China unable to watch NBA regular season games on state-owned CCTV for third year running, with Philadelphia 76ers still absent from Tencent streams.

Basketball fans in China unable to watch NBA regular season games on state-owned CCTV for third year running, with Philadelphia 76ers still absent from Tencent streams.

NBA still missing from Chinese television screens, as 2021-22 season tips off
20 Oct 2021 - 7:00PM
Denmark Open: China’s ‘disappointed’ top seeds Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan pull out of women’s doubles

China’s top seeds Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan retire at 5-1 down in opening set of first round against Danish duo Amalie Magelund and Freja Ravn in Odense.

China’s top seeds Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan retire at 5-1 down in opening set of first round against Danish duo Amalie Magelund and Freja Ravn in Odense.

Denmark Open: China’s ‘disappointed’ top seeds Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan pull out of women’s doubles
20 Oct 2021 - 1:41PM
Zhang Shuai and Eri Hozumi into WTA Tenerife Ladies Open doubles second round

Zheng Saisai makes light work of Spain’s Rebeka Masarova to join Wang Xinyu in singles second round as Zhang Shuai marks WTA Finals invite with doubles win.

Zheng Saisai makes light work of Spain’s Rebeka Masarova to join Wang Xinyu in singles second round as Zhang Shuai marks WTA Finals invite with doubles win.

Zhang Shuai and Eri Hozumi into WTA Tenerife Ladies Open doubles second round
20 Oct 2021 - 11:23AM
China Open moved to December, but off European Tour calendar

Zhang Huilin returns to his ‘happy place’ at Shenzhen Genzon Golf Club to defend his 2020 title and stake claim for US$312,000 prize pot.

Zhang Huilin returns to his ‘happy place’ at Shenzhen Genzon Golf Club to defend his 2020 title and stake claim for US$312,000 prize pot.

China Open moved to December, but off European Tour calendar
19 Oct 2021 - 5:12PM
Thomas and Uber Cup: China badminton boss ‘very satisfied’ after team tournaments

Team defended Sudirman Cup, regained women’s event and finished runner-up to Indonesia in men’s team showpiece as young players gained valuable experience.

Team defended Sudirman Cup, regained women’s event and finished runner-up to Indonesia in men’s team showpiece as young players gained valuable experience.

Thomas and Uber Cup: China badminton boss ‘very satisfied’ after team tournaments
19 Oct 2021 - 10:58PM
Zhang Shuai beaten by Xinyu Wang in Tenerife, Jerry Shang wins second men’s title

China No 1 loses to 20-year-old at WTA Tour event but US Open champion still in the doubles while world junior No 1 Jerry Shang wins second men’s ITF Tour title in a month.

China No 1 loses to 20-year-old at WTA Tour event but US Open champion still in the doubles while world junior No 1 Jerry Shang wins second men’s ITF Tour title in a month.

Zhang Shuai beaten by Xinyu Wang in Tenerife, Jerry Shang wins second men’s title
19 Oct 2021 - 2:09PM
WTA Finals: Zhang Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei secure invite to Guadalajara

Former champion Hsieh added Indian Wells title to Wimbledon win with Elise Mertens to secure invite while China No 1 and Samantha Stosur also make the cut for season finale in Mexico after winning US Open.

Former champion Hsieh added Indian Wells title to Wimbledon win with Elise Mertens to secure invite while China No 1 and Samantha Stosur also make the cut for season finale in Mexico after winning US Open.

WTA Finals: Zhang Shuai and Hsieh Su-wei secure invite to Guadalajara
19 Oct 2021 - 10:58PM
The East Stand | Tottenham’s Tang Jiali and Celtic’s Shen Mengyu offer Chinese football pathway to better future

After woeful Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Chinese FA has to choose new coach and get star player Wang Shuang back with game’s best.

After woeful Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Chinese FA has to choose new coach and get star player Wang Shuang back with game’s best.

Tottenham’s Tang Jiali and Celtic’s Shen Mengyu offer Chinese football pathway to better future
18 Oct 2021 - 7:00AM
NBA champion Sun Yue retires on eve of Chinese basketball season

China national team player won the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009.

China national team player won the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009.

NBA champion Sun Yue retires on eve of Chinese basketball season
16 Oct 2021 - 4:47PM
NBA hope Zeng Fanbo signs for G League Ignite aiming for 2022 draft

Chinese teenager joins team of elite prospects ahead of their second season after turning back on Gonzaga in April.

Chinese teenager joins team of elite prospects ahead of their second season after turning back on Gonzaga in April.

NBA hope Zeng Fanbo signs for G League Ignite aiming for 2022 draft
16 Oct 2021 - 2:54PM
China face Japan in Uber Cup final and Thomas Cup semi

Holders Japan stand in way of 15th women’s team title for Chinese badminton stars.

Holders Japan stand in way of 15th women’s team title for Chinese badminton stars.

China face Japan in Uber Cup final and Thomas Cup semi
16 Oct 2021 - 12:41PM
Northern Ireland Open: Masters champ Yan Bingtao to face John Higgins in Belfast semi-final

Chinese No 14 seed romps past Mitchell Mann 5-0 to set up repeat of January’s Masters final against Scot.

Chinese No 14 seed romps past Mitchell Mann 5-0 to set up repeat of January’s Masters final against Scot.

Northern Ireland Open: Masters champ Yan Bingtao to face John Higgins in Belfast semi-final
16 Oct 2021 - 11:12AM
Emma Raducanu reveals she will skip Kremlin Cup after ‘schedule change’

US Open champion Emma Raducanu will still play Transylvania Open in Romania, and Linz Open in Austria, before the season ends.

US Open champion Emma Raducanu will still play Transylvania Open in Romania, and Linz Open in Austria, before the season ends.

Emma Raducanu reveals she will skip Kremlin Cup  after ‘schedule change’
15 Oct 2021 - 5:34PM
Beijing 2022: Lim Hyo-jun will not skate for China at Winter Olympics, South Korean media outlet reports

Lim Hyo-jun, who naturalised from South Korea after ban over sexual harassment of teammate, misses deadline to apply to compete for hosts.

Lim Hyo-jun, who naturalised from South Korea after ban over sexual harassment of teammate, misses deadline to apply to compete for hosts.

Beijing 2022: Lim Hyo-jun will not skate for China at Winter Olympics, South Korean media outlet reports
15 Oct 2021 - 9:53PM
China sweep Taiwan in Uber Cup, as Thailand semi-final repeat – and chance for revenge – awaits

Chinese women’s reward for 3-0 victory is rematch of 2018 semi-final – and a chance for revenge – while the men also face Thais in Thomas Cup quarters.

Chinese women’s reward for 3-0 victory is rematch of 2018 semi-final – and a chance for revenge – while the men also face Thais in Thomas Cup quarters.

China sweep Taiwan in Uber Cup, as Thailand semi-final repeat – and chance for revenge – awaits
15 Oct 2021 - 11:55AM
Indian Wells: Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens storm into doubles final, boost WTA Finals hopes

Win over Japanese duo Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara boosts WTA Finals hopes, as Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Rybakina await.

Win over Japanese duo Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibahara boosts WTA Finals hopes, as Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Rybakina await.

Indian Wells: Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens storm into doubles final, boost WTA Finals hopes
15 Oct 2021 - 9:53PM
China into Thomas and Uber Cup quarter-finals with 100 per cent records – and match to spare for the men

Chinese women wrap up group stage with 5-0 win over Denmark, as the men march into last eight with a match to spare in Aarhus.

Chinese women wrap up group stage with 5-0 win over Denmark, as the men march into last eight with a match to spare in Aarhus.

China into Thomas and Uber Cup quarter-finals with 100 per cent records – and match to spare for the men
13 Oct 2021 - 5:07PM
Hong Kong, Singapore Sevens confirmed in rejigged Series schedule for 2021-22 season

Hong Kong Sevens all set to return in April, with new events in France and Spain as Covid-19 restrictions continue to affect plans for the coming season.

Hong Kong Sevens all set to return in April, with new events in France and Spain as Covid-19 restrictions continue to affect plans for the coming season.

Hong Kong, Singapore Sevens confirmed in rejigged Series schedule for 2021-22 season
13 Oct 2021 - 9:59PM
Indian Wells: ‘Dinosaur’ Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens beat Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez for semi-final spot

Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei puts on dinosaur hat for physio’s birthday to celebrate straight-sets win with Elise Mertens over teenagers for place in final four.

Taiwanese veteran Hsieh Su-wei puts on dinosaur hat for physio’s birthday to celebrate straight-sets win with Elise Mertens over teenagers for place in final four.

Indian Wells: ‘Dinosaur’ Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens beat Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez for semi-final spot
13 Oct 2021 - 12:44PM
Qatar 2022: China fans call for coach Li Tie to go after World Cup qualifying defeat by Saudi Arabia

Brazil-born striker Aloisio marks debut with wonder goal but apologises to supporters after late miss in 3-2 World Cup qualifying loss that dents China’s Qatar 2022 hopes.

Brazil-born striker Aloisio marks debut with wonder goal but apologises to supporters after late miss in 3-2 World Cup qualifying loss that dents China’s Qatar 2022 hopes.

Qatar 2022: China fans call for coach Li Tie to go after World Cup qualifying defeat by Saudi Arabia
13 Oct 2021 - 9:59PM
Will NBA return to China? Two years on from Lakers vs Nets amid Morey tweet fury little has changed

First NBA China Games saw Yao Ming’s Houston Rockets play in 2004 before most recent between Nets and Lakers in 2019 – will there be more?

First NBA China Games saw Yao Ming’s Houston Rockets play in 2004 before most recent between Nets and Lakers in 2019 – will there be more?

Will NBA return to China? Two years on from Lakers vs Nets amid Morey tweet fury little has changed
12 Oct 2021 - 6:08PM
Hong Kong’s RCFC launch Asian football’s first NFT, auction on Open Sea

Total of 121 Rescources Capital FC items up for sale in deal between HKPL side and OliveX – with Lee’s ‘Legendary Card’ starting at 1 Eth (US$3,400).

Total of 121 Rescources Capital FC items up for sale in deal between HKPL side and OliveX – with Lee’s ‘Legendary Card’ starting at 1 Eth (US$3,400).

Hong Kong’s RCFC launch Asian football’s first NFT, auction on Open Sea
12 Oct 2021 - 3:33PM
Jeremy Lin back on court but set to miss start of Chinese basketball season

Former NBA star says 11 weeks away is the longest since he was five years old – but return too late for Beijing Ducks season tip-off this weekend

Former NBA star says 11 weeks away is the longest since he was five years old – but return too late for Beijing Ducks season tip-off this weekend

Jeremy Lin back on court but set to miss start of Chinese basketball season
12 Oct 2021 - 10:45PM
Indian Wells: Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens to face Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez in quarters

Race to WTA Finals points are on the line as teen duo stand in the way of semi-final spot in Southern California.

Race to WTA Finals points are on the line as teen duo stand in the way of semi-final spot in Southern California.

Indian Wells: Hsieh Su-wei and Elise Mertens to face Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez in quarters
12 Oct 2021 - 12:20PM
Opinion | Squid Game? BTS? Son Heung-min should be atop the ‘Korean Wave’

While he has fans back home and within the game, the Spurs star deserves to be more widely appreciated amid South Korean popularity boom.

While he has fans back home and within the game, the Spurs star deserves to be more widely appreciated amid South Korean popularity boom.

Squid Game? BTS? Son Heung-min should be atop the ‘Korean Wave’
11 Oct 2021 - 11:55AM
Evergrande’s women’s volleyball team fate uncertain amid financial trouble

Guangdong Evergrande were founded a year before real estate giants took over Chinese Super League football club – now both clubs face questions over future.

Guangdong Evergrande were founded a year before real estate giants took over Chinese Super League football club – now both clubs face questions over future.

Evergrande’s women’s volleyball team fate uncertain amid financial trouble
10 Oct 2021 - 8:00AM
Indian Wells: Zheng Saisai and Heather Watson doubles defeat ends Chinese and British interest in WTA event

Zheng and Watson lose to Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi in first round after winning opening set at BNP Paribas Open.

Zheng and Watson lose to Desirae Krawczyk and Alexa Guarachi in first round after winning opening set at BNP Paribas Open.

Indian Wells: Zheng Saisai and Heather Watson doubles defeat ends Chinese and British interest in WTA event
9 Oct 2021 - 1:55PM
Son Heung-min left off 2021 Ballon d’Or longlist

Spurs and South Korea star scored 17 times last season in most prolific English Premier League campaign yet

Spurs and South Korea star scored 17 times last season in most prolific English Premier League campaign yet

Son Heung-min left off 2021 Ballon d’Or longlist
9 Oct 2021 - 1:04PM
Indian Wells: Emma Raducanu out as Aliaksandra Sasnovich moves on to Simona Halep

No dream third round meeting with idol Simona Halep for British No 1 as she loses to world No 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

No dream third round meeting with idol Simona Halep for British No 1 as she loses to world No 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus.

Indian Wells: Emma Raducanu out as Aliaksandra Sasnovich moves on to Simona Halep
9 Oct 2021 - 9:47PM
Michael Jordan’s rookie Nike Air Ship shoes expected to sell for US$1m at auction

Autographed pair, which predate Air Jordan 1s, were worn against Denver Nuggets on November 1, 1984.

Autographed pair, which predate Air Jordan 1s, were worn against Denver Nuggets on November 1, 1984.

Michael Jordan’s rookie Nike Air Ship shoes expected to sell for US$1m at auction
9 Oct 2021 - 10:37AM