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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Opinion | Coronavirus: NBA and Premier League will have to wait as China refuses to play the game

Chinese Basketball Association and CSL called foreigners back ahead of expected restart but General Administration for Sport delays return of sport as coronavirus pandemic rages on.

4 Apr 2020 - 9:21PM

Chinese Basketball Association and CSL called foreigners back ahead of expected restart but General Administration for Sport delays return of sport as coronavirus pandemic rages on.

Coronavirus: NBA and Premier League will have to wait as China refuses to play the game
Lee Wai-tong: ‘King of Asian Football’ mentioned with Pele and Ferenc Puskas

China’s star striker Lee Wai-tong turned down Arsenal to play in Hong Kong and Shanghai, then develop the game in the region

4 Apr 2020 - 9:21PM

China’s star striker Lee Wai-tong turned down Arsenal to play in Hong Kong and Shanghai, then develop the game in the region

Lee Wai-tong: ‘King of Asian Football’ mentioned with Pele and Ferenc Puskas
Netflix’s Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls series The Last Dance gets April release

The Last Dance, which shows the star-studded NBA champions’ quest for a sixth title in eight years in the 1997-98 season, has been moved up from June.

1 Apr 2020 - 12:00PM

The Last Dance, which shows the star-studded NBA champions’ quest for a sixth title in eight years in the 1997-98 season, has been moved up from June.

Netflix’s Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls series The Last Dance gets April release
The weirdest Olympic events – horse long jump, town planning and pigeon shooting

Paris 1900 was a high point with its swimming obstacle course and hot air ballooning but recent Olympic Games have proved just as odd.

1 Apr 2020 - 9:05AM

Paris 1900 was a high point with its swimming obstacle course and hot air ballooning but recent Olympic Games have proved just as odd.

The weirdest Olympic events – horse long jump, town planning and pigeon shooting
Opinion | Coronavirus exposes football’s underlying health concerns and disconnect from real life

Social media posts comparing footballer wages to those of front-line health workers show game’s disconnect from real life but will anything change?

31 Mar 2020 - 10:24PM

Social media posts comparing footballer wages to those of front-line health workers show game’s disconnect from real life but will anything change?

Coronavirus exposes football’s underlying health concerns and disconnect from real life
Zhu Ting joins LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Simone Biles in British children’s book

Chinese social media users praise their Olympic champion volleyball captain Zhu Ting who is compared to a ‘modern Mulan’.

30 Mar 2020 - 2:22PM

Chinese social media users praise their Olympic champion volleyball captain Zhu Ting who is compared to a ‘modern Mulan’.

Zhu Ting joins LeBron James, Lionel Messi and Simone Biles in British children’s book
Paulino Alcantara: the Filipino star who was Barcelona’s original Lionel Messi

Philippine footballer Paulino Alcantara key to club’s ‘first golden era’ was named Asia’s greatest ever player by Fifa in 2007.

30 Mar 2020 - 9:52PM

Philippine footballer Paulino Alcantara key to club’s ‘first golden era’ was named Asia’s greatest ever player by Fifa in 2007.

Paulino Alcantara: the Filipino star who was Barcelona’s original Lionel Messi
Opinion | Netflix’s The English Game continues tradition of football films falling short

New Netflix show The English Game reinforces how football makes awful film and TV – can it ever be fixed?

29 Mar 2020 - 9:00AM

New Netflix show The English Game reinforces how football makes awful film and TV – can it ever be fixed?

Netflix’s The English Game continues tradition of football films falling short
No word on Sun Yang CAS ban appeal but Tokyo 2020 delay raises Olympics hopes

Tokyo 2020 delay gives Sun Yang hope he might be in the pool to add to his Olympic titles, despite eight-year CAS ban.

28 Mar 2020 - 10:00AM

Tokyo 2020 delay gives Sun Yang hope he might be in the pool to add to his Olympic titles, despite eight-year CAS ban.

No word on Sun Yang CAS ban appeal but Tokyo 2020 delay raises Olympics hopes
UFC champion Zhang Weili homesick in Las Vegas – ‘No way back’ to China right now

Tearful UFC champion Zhang Weili only training two hours a day as she tells fans ‘no way back with flight prices and infection risk’.

27 Mar 2020 - 11:15AM

Tearful UFC champion Zhang Weili only training two hours a day as she tells fans ‘no way back with flight prices and infection risk’.

UFC champion Zhang Weili homesick in Las Vegas – ‘No way back’ to China right now
Shaolin Soccer – what a real referee thinks of Steven Chow’s football film

‘Red card for public indecency’ – a real referee’s take on Shaolin Soccer, Steven Chow’s classic comedy where kung fu met football but not the Laws of the Game.

26 Mar 2020 - 9:00AM

‘Red card for public indecency’ – a real referee’s take on Shaolin Soccer, Steven Chow’s classic comedy where kung fu met football but not the Laws of the Game.

Shaolin Soccer – what a real referee thinks of Steven Chow’s football film
Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed – a timeline of how we got here

Tokyo Olympic Games becomes first to be postponed as coronavirus crisis disrupts world’s biggest sporting showpiece.

25 Mar 2020 - 4:30PM

Tokyo Olympic Games becomes first to be postponed as coronavirus crisis disrupts world’s biggest sporting showpiece.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed – a timeline of how we got here
Tokyo 2020: athletes and officials react to ‘right decision’ to postpone Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020: athletes and officials react to ‘right decision’ to delay Olympic Games until 2021.

25 Mar 2020 - 4:01AM

Tokyo 2020: athletes and officials react to ‘right decision’ to delay Olympic Games until 2021.

Tokyo 2020: athletes and officials react to ‘right decision’ to postpone Olympic Games
Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed by one year after Abe’s call with IOC chief

Games must be ‘rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community’.

25 Mar 2020 - 3:59AM

Games must be ‘rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community’.

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed by one year after Abe’s call with IOC chief
Faster, Higher, Stronger | IOC’s Tokyo 2020 indecision is a PR disaster on an Olympic scale

Tokyo 2020 is a PR disaster on an Olympic scale – organisers lose control as four-week deadline risks other nations following Canada and Australia in pulling out.

24 Mar 2020 - 9:34AM

Tokyo 2020 is a PR disaster on an Olympic scale – organisers lose control as four-week deadline risks other nations following Canada and Australia in pulling out.

IOC’s Tokyo 2020 indecision is a PR disaster on an Olympic scale
Opinion | F1, La Liga and Leyton Orient take e-sports mainstream amid coronavirus lockdown

F1, La Liga and Leyton Orient take e-sports into the mainstream amid coronavirus lockdown as stars shine from their sofas.

23 Mar 2020 - 12:04PM

F1, La Liga and Leyton Orient take e-sports into the mainstream amid coronavirus lockdown as stars shine from their sofas.

F1, La Liga and Leyton Orient take e-sports mainstream amid coronavirus lockdown
Tokyo 2020: Canada and Australia pull out of Olympics as coronavirus crisis deepens

Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 and Australian chiefs tell athletes to prepare for delay amid coronavirus crisis with Shinzo Abe admitting Olympic Games could be postponed.

24 Mar 2020 - 12:01AM

Canada pulls out of Tokyo 2020 and Australian chiefs tell athletes to prepare for delay amid coronavirus crisis with Shinzo Abe admitting Olympic Games could be postponed.

Tokyo 2020: Canada and Australia pull out of Olympics as coronavirus crisis deepens
Coronavirus: Marouane Fellaini confirmed as Chinese Super League’s first positive

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini confirmed as Chinese Super League’s first coronavirus positive, season kick-off in doubt

22 Mar 2020 - 10:20PM

Former Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini confirmed as Chinese Super League’s first coronavirus positive, season kick-off in doubt

Coronavirus: Marouane Fellaini confirmed as Chinese Super League’s first positive
Jeremy Lin in coronavirus quarantine in China ahead of CBA restart

Jeremy Lin in 14-day coronavirus quarantine in China ahead of CBA restart, with league hoping to resume in mid-April.

22 Mar 2020 - 10:21PM

Jeremy Lin in 14-day coronavirus quarantine in China ahead of CBA restart, with league hoping to resume in mid-April.

Jeremy Lin in coronavirus quarantine in China ahead of CBA restart
The East Stand | Let Liverpool become Premier League champions in China while coronavirus chaos grips England

Europe’s top five divisions could do worse than moving their operations to China – so let’s allow Liverpool to become champions there while coronavirus chaos grips England.

22 Mar 2020 - 12:43PM

Europe’s top five divisions could do worse than moving their operations to China – so let’s allow Liverpool to become champions there while coronavirus chaos grips England.

Let Liverpool become Premier League champions in China while coronavirus chaos grips England
Tokyo 2020: UK Athletics and USA Swimming call for Olympics cancellation amid coronavirus battle

UK Athletics and USA Swimming add voices to concerns over Tokyo 2020 Games amid coronavirus battle, with other events such as Uefa Euro 2020 being postponed.

21 Mar 2020 - 3:24PM

UK Athletics and USA Swimming add voices to concerns over Tokyo 2020 Games amid coronavirus battle, with other events such as Uefa Euro 2020 being postponed.

Tokyo 2020: UK Athletics and USA Swimming call for Olympics cancellation amid coronavirus battle
Lionel Messi takes on ‘10-touch toilet paper challenge’ during coronavirus lockdown

Barcelona star Lionel Messi takes on Xavi’s ‘10-touch toilet paper challenge’ during coronavirus lockdown with no sign of football returning to Europe.

20 Mar 2020 - 10:16AM

Barcelona star Lionel Messi takes on Xavi’s ‘10-touch toilet paper challenge’ during coronavirus lockdown with no sign of football returning to Europe.

Lionel Messi takes on ‘10-touch toilet paper challenge’ during coronavirus lockdown
UFC: Zhang Weili thanks Chinese fans for sending rice with Las Vegas shelves empty amid coronavirus crisis

UFC champ Zhang Weili ‘touched’ by gesture as she prepares to stay in rented US home for a month, with Chinese fans also gifting face masks, hand sanitiser and traditional medicine.

19 Mar 2020 - 1:31PM

UFC champ Zhang Weili ‘touched’ by gesture as she prepares to stay in rented US home for a month, with Chinese fans also gifting face masks, hand sanitiser and traditional medicine.

UFC: Zhang Weili thanks Chinese fans for sending rice with Las Vegas shelves empty amid coronavirus crisis
UFC: Zhang Weili wants six more title defences – and another six rubies on her strawweight belt

UFC champ Zhang Weili shows fans her strawweight belt now has two red jewels for her title win and first defence – and says she wants next fight at Madison Square Garden.

19 Mar 2020 - 12:19PM

UFC champ Zhang Weili shows fans her strawweight belt now has two red jewels for her title win and first defence – and says she wants next fight at Madison Square Garden.

UFC: Zhang Weili wants six more title defences – and another six rubies on her strawweight belt
Coronavirus: Jeremy Lin calls out Donald Trump for ‘empowering racism’ on Twitter

Coronavirus: Jeremy Lin calls out Donald Trump for ‘empowering racism’ on Twitter

18 Mar 2020 - 8:32PM

Coronavirus: Jeremy Lin calls out Donald Trump for ‘empowering racism’ on Twitter

Coronavirus: Jeremy Lin calls out Donald Trump for ‘empowering racism’ on Twitter
Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 deputy, NBA’s Kevin Durant test positive for Covid-19

Tokyo 2020 deputy’s coronavirus positive throws Olympic Games in further doubt, while NBA star Kevin Durant comes forward as testing for Covid-19.

18 Mar 2020 - 12:08PM

Tokyo 2020 deputy’s coronavirus positive throws Olympic Games in further doubt, while NBA star Kevin Durant comes forward as testing for Covid-19.

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 deputy, NBA’s Kevin Durant test positive for Covid-19
Coronavirus: Euro 2020, Copa America postponed – expected to move to 2021

Coronavirus: Euro 2020, Copa America called off – expected to move to 2021 as domestic and continental competitions scramble to finish.

17 Mar 2020 - 11:54PM

Coronavirus: Euro 2020, Copa America called off – expected to move to 2021 as domestic and continental competitions scramble to finish.

Coronavirus: Euro 2020, Copa America postponed – expected to move to 2021
Coronavirus changes Chinese Super League team plans as Wuhan Zall return from Spain

Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall back from Spain but no closer to families or football amid fresh coronavirus quarantine.

17 Mar 2020 - 5:24PM

Chinese Super League side Wuhan Zall back from Spain but no closer to families or football amid fresh coronavirus quarantine.

Coronavirus changes Chinese Super League team plans as Wuhan Zall return from Spain
Coronavirus: no FIVB Volleyball Nations League Hong Kong stop before Tokyo 2020

Hong Kong Volleyball Association confirms FIVB decision to postpone global showcase until after Tokyo Games because of coronavirus.

17 Mar 2020 - 2:04PM

Hong Kong Volleyball Association confirms FIVB decision to postpone global showcase until after Tokyo Games because of coronavirus.

Coronavirus: no FIVB Volleyball Nations League Hong Kong stop before Tokyo 2020
Zhang Weili’s phone call with mother inspired Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 248 win

UFC strawweight champion reveals phone call with mother got victory on track after coronavirus moved training camp.

16 Mar 2020 - 12:23PM

UFC strawweight champion reveals phone call with mother got victory on track after coronavirus moved training camp.

Zhang Weili’s phone call with mother inspired Joanna Jedrzejczyk UFC 248 win