Jonathan White

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.
Jonathan White
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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Miller-Joshua off: who will replace ‘Big Baby’ for AJ’s US debut? Odds and rumours ahead of new opponent announcement

Dillian Whyte, Michale Hunter and Manuel Charr linked to the vacant spot ahead of announcement next week

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Dillian Whyte, Michale Hunter and Manuel Charr linked to the vacant spot ahead of announcement next week

Miller-Joshua off: who will replace ‘Big Baby’ for AJ’s US debut? Odds and rumours ahead of new opponent announcement
Opinion | VAR chaos and controversy in Champions League tie between Manchester City and Tottenham proves tech is not yet ready

Manchester City fans go from joy to despair after Raheem Sterling’s late goal is dramatically chalked off after being reviewed

18 Apr 2019 - 4:56PM

Manchester City fans go from joy to despair after Raheem Sterling’s late goal is dramatically chalked off after being reviewed

VAR chaos and controversy in Champions League tie between Manchester City and Tottenham proves tech is not yet ready
Hackers and death threats: Chinese Super League red card leads to bizarre social media war of words and club fine

Post on accounting reported to belong to Shandong Luneng player’s wife tells rival player ‘I’d like to live-stream slapping you to death’

17 Apr 2019 - 6:27PM

Post on accounting reported to belong to Shandong Luneng player’s wife tells rival player ‘I’d like to live-stream slapping you to death’

Hackers and death threats: Chinese Super League red card leads to bizarre social media war of words and club fine
Champions League win for Ajax over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus means Hong Kong fans miss out

Dutch giants were to be invited by Hong Kong Premier League side R&F to play a friendly at the end of May

17 Apr 2019 - 10:51PM

Dutch giants were to be invited by Hong Kong Premier League side R&F to play a friendly at the end of May

Champions League win for Ajax over Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus means Hong Kong fans miss out
Is Jurgen Klinsmann China’s answer? Ex-Germany boss in frame to replace Marcello Lippi for World Cup 2022 qualifiers

You never know,’ says former Germany and US boss during visit to Beijing

16 Apr 2019 - 10:00PM

You never know,’ says former Germany and US boss during visit to Beijing

Is Jurgen Klinsmann China’s answer? Ex-Germany boss in frame to replace Marcello Lippi for World Cup 2022 qualifiers
Chinese Super League: Nico Yennaris becomes first naturalised player to score as Beijing Guoan maintain unbeaten start

Debate rages over Paulinho sending off for Guangzhou Evergrande as refereeing decisions dominate another match week

15 Apr 2019 - 4:31PM

Debate rages over Paulinho sending off for Guangzhou Evergrande as refereeing decisions dominate another match week

Chinese Super League: Nico Yennaris becomes first naturalised player to score as Beijing Guoan maintain unbeaten start
Opinion | Tiger Woods wins Masters: where does this rank in history’s greatest comebacks?

The 43-year-old wins at Augusta for first time in 14 years to cap career renaissance, but is it the best comeback of all time?

15 Apr 2019 - 1:02PM

The 43-year-old wins at Augusta for first time in 14 years to cap career renaissance, but is it the best comeback of all time?

Tiger Woods wins Masters: where does this rank in history’s greatest comebacks?
Opinion | From Wu Lei fans to Manchester United followers, China numbers often don’t add up

Chinese Espanyol star’s audience figures have gone quiet since initial claims while Manchester United stick to their guns in battle for mainland market

14 Apr 2019 - 2:50PM

Chinese Espanyol star’s audience figures have gone quiet since initial claims while Manchester United stick to their guns in battle for mainland market

From Wu Lei fans to Manchester United followers, China numbers often don’t add up
Vasyl Lomachenko KOs Anthony Crolla in fourth round to retain WBO and WBA crowns, eyes Mikey Garcia’s belt next

Ukrainian retains WBO and WBA lightweight belts in quick-fire victory

13 Apr 2019 - 1:06PM

Ukrainian retains WBO and WBA lightweight belts in quick-fire victory

Vasyl Lomachenko KOs Anthony Crolla in fourth round to retain WBO and WBA crowns, eyes Mikey Garcia’s belt next
Singapore Sevens: Fiji stumble twice but still go through as Hong Kong lose all three games; USA look to confirm Tokyo 2020 place

Fijians are seven points behind USA on the standings after historic win at Hong Kong Sevens

13 Apr 2019 - 9:56PM

Fijians are seven points behind USA on the standings after historic win at Hong Kong Sevens

Singapore Sevens: Fiji stumble twice but still go through as Hong Kong lose all three games; USA look to confirm Tokyo 2020 place
English Premier League’s Wolves and Fulham set to light up Hong Kong Soccer Sevens alongside Portugal’s Portimonense

Two of the new teams got in touch to join the 20th anniversary of the tournament at Hong Kong Football Club

12 Apr 2019 - 9:23PM

Two of the new teams got in touch to join the 20th anniversary of the tournament at Hong Kong Football Club

English Premier League’s Wolves and Fulham set to light up Hong Kong Soccer Sevens alongside Portugal’s Portimonense
China’s Han Xu ‘like Yao Ming’ as she joins New York Liberty in WNBA draft

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai owns WNBA franchise that signs 19-year-old centre as 14th overall pick

11 Apr 2019 - 9:16PM

Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai owns WNBA franchise that signs 19-year-old centre as 14th overall pick

China’s Han Xu ‘like Yao Ming’ as she joins New York Liberty in WNBA draft
English Premier League investigates Chinese state ownership of Southampton after Gao Jicheng’s Lander Sports sale

League checking whether sale of stake in Shenzhen-based real estate company impacts ownership of Saints

10 Apr 2019 - 6:41PM

League checking whether sale of stake in Shenzhen-based real estate company impacts ownership of Saints

English Premier League investigates Chinese state ownership of Southampton after Gao Jicheng’s Lander Sports sale
Mixu Paatelainen impressed by Hong Kong’s work ethic as he takes over coaching hot seat

Former Finland international says he is also impressed with forward-thinking Hong Kong Football Association

9 Apr 2019 - 10:40PM

Former Finland international says he is also impressed with forward-thinking Hong Kong Football Association

Mixu Paatelainen impressed by Hong Kong’s work ethic as he takes over coaching hot seat
Opinion | Chinese Super League’s top-six ambitions and star players can’t paint over cracks or craziness

Wuhan Zall game called off after pitch deemed unplayable despite attempt to paint it green to cover up problem

9 Apr 2019 - 10:27AM

Wuhan Zall game called off after pitch deemed unplayable despite attempt to paint it green to cover up problem

Chinese Super League’s top-six ambitions and star players can’t paint over cracks or craziness
Opinion | Next step the South Stand? When it comes to Hong Kong Sevens, we’re all plastic fans

This year’s Green Sevens initiative introduced reusable pint cups to most of the stadium

10 Apr 2019 - 12:21PM

This year’s Green Sevens initiative introduced reusable pint cups to most of the stadium

Next step the South Stand? When it comes to Hong Kong Sevens, we’re all plastic fans
Opinion | We know who’s No 1 and Hong Kong Sevens just showed the world (and Singapore) why ... again

Leaked report suggested Singapore and Vancouver were leading the way but Saturday showed Hong Kong is fighting back, even if it did not need to

6 Apr 2019 - 11:10PM

Leaked report suggested Singapore and Vancouver were leading the way but Saturday showed Hong Kong is fighting back, even if it did not need to

We know who’s No 1 and Hong Kong Sevens just showed the world (and Singapore) why ... again
Opinion | Familiarity is why we love the Hong Kong Sevens – enjoy it while you can

Memories and personality will be left behind when the Sevens moves lock, stock and barrel to its new home in 2023

5 Apr 2019 - 9:46PM

Memories and personality will be left behind when the Sevens moves lock, stock and barrel to its new home in 2023

Familiarity is why we love the Hong Kong Sevens – enjoy it while you can
Opinion | Kitchee fans protest AFC Cup ticket prices with ‘supporters not customers’ banner

Fans stay away from Mong Kok Stadium as Kitchee lose to Wofoo Tai Po in 4-2 thriller

4 Apr 2019 - 12:55PM

Fans stay away from Mong Kok Stadium as Kitchee lose to Wofoo Tai Po in 4-2 thriller

Kitchee fans protest AFC Cup ticket prices with ‘supporters not customers’ banner
Hong Kong Sevens costumes: check out our fancy dress rogues’ gallery from tournaments past

For many fans it is in the stands rather than on the pitch that really matters

4 Apr 2019 - 11:00AM

For many fans it is in the stands rather than on the pitch that really matters

Hong Kong Sevens costumes: check out our fancy dress rogues’ gallery from tournaments past
Opinion | Formula E still needs to make a few changes for success in Hong Kong
  • Organisers should stop blocking off views from the city, or at least charge less for tickets, and spectators deserve to know which driver has won
16 Mar 2019 - 7:47PM
  • Organisers should stop blocking off views from the city, or at least charge less for tickets, and spectators deserve to know which driver has won
Formula E still needs to make a few changes for success in Hong Kong
‘Move to China’: former Nigeria coach Ismaila Mabo tells women footballers to ignore John Obi Mikel
  • Ex-Super Falcons boss Ismaila Mabo responds to Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel’s warning to young players considering move
14 Mar 2019 - 8:02AM
  • Ex-Super Falcons boss Ismaila Mabo responds to Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel’s warning to young players considering move
‘Move to China’: former Nigeria coach Ismaila Mabo tells women footballers to ignore John Obi Mikel
Tai Po spot on as they win AFC Cup qualifying play-off against Ryomyong FC

Local side win 5-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes in the second leg of the tie.

14 Mar 2019 - 4:31PM

Local side win 5-3 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes in the second leg of the tie.

Tai Po spot on as they win AFC Cup qualifying play-off against Ryomyong FC
China’s Nike kit wins praise as Women’s World Cup jerseys are launched in Paris
  • Home kit is classic red and yellow design while away version features a phoenix print on grey
  • 12 Mar 2019 - 5:35PM
  • Home kit is classic red and yellow design while away version features a phoenix print on grey
  • China’s Nike kit wins praise as Women’s World Cup jerseys are launched in Paris
    Chinese Super League: maybe John Mikel Obi is wrong and China move can be career making
    • Former Tianjin Teda midfielder suggested that players under 30 who move to China would regret it
    11 Mar 2019 - 3:50PM
    • Former Tianjin Teda midfielder suggested that players under 30 who move to China would regret it
    Chinese Super League: maybe John Mikel Obi is wrong and China move can be career making
    Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix: live blog and results from soaking Central where Sam Bird is stripped of win after investigation

    Relive all the action from a rain-soaked Central Harbourfront street circuit as conditions play havoc, with the electric racing series experiencing its first wet race

    10 Mar 2019 - 8:27PM

    Relive all the action from a rain-soaked Central Harbourfront street circuit as conditions play havoc, with the electric racing series experiencing its first wet race

    Formula E Hong Kong E-Prix: live blog and results from soaking Central where Sam Bird is stripped of win after investigation
    Opinion | Anthem issues aside, Hong Kong and Macau need to be part of the Chinese football pyramid for the game to improve
    • Possibility of having Macau and Hong Kong teams playing in Chinese leagues has been raised before
    9 Mar 2019 - 8:37PM
    • Possibility of having Macau and Hong Kong teams playing in Chinese leagues has been raised before
    Anthem issues aside, Hong Kong and Macau need to be part of the Chinese football pyramid for the game to improve
    League or bust? Hong Kong-owned Gateshead FC thriving on the pitch despite turmoil off it
    • North East club is a point behind ‘Class of ’92’-owned Salford City in the National League, with both teams in the play-offs for promotion to League Two
    7 Mar 2019 - 12:43PM
    • North East club is a point behind ‘Class of ’92’-owned Salford City in the National League, with both teams in the play-offs for promotion to League Two
    League or bust? Hong Kong-owned Gateshead FC thriving on the pitch despite turmoil off it
    Miss of the year? China’s women’s football team’s Xiao Yuyi misses open goal against Netherlands at 2019 Algarve Cup
    • Half-time substitute has chance from 10 yards with score at 1-1 but puts the ball wide
    7 Mar 2019 - 11:26AM
    • Half-time substitute has chance from 10 yards with score at 1-1 but puts the ball wide
    Miss of the year? China’s women’s football team’s Xiao Yuyi misses open goal against Netherlands at 2019 Algarve Cup
    Marouane Fellaini, Oscar star in Chinese Super League’s opening round of matches

    Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG resume battle at the top with big wins on Friday night

    6 Mar 2019 - 12:20PM

    Guangzhou Evergrande and Shanghai SIPG resume battle at the top with big wins on Friday night

    Marouane Fellaini, Oscar star in Chinese Super League’s opening round of matches