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.

Latest from Jonathan White

Opinion | Chinese Super League: Wu Lei and Yannick Carrasco offer different takes on the visibility of football in China as transfer rumours link Arsenal and Bayern Munich

Study shows that China forward’s profile has risen back home after moving to Spanish La Liga side Espanyol – but maybe not as much as some make out

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Study shows that China forward’s profile has risen back home after moving to Spanish La Liga side Espanyol – but maybe not as much as some make out

Chinese Super League: Wu Lei and Yannick Carrasco offer different takes on the visibility of football in China as transfer rumours link Arsenal and Bayern Munich
Macau World Cup qualifier protest continues with 39-goal FA Cup farce as goalkeepers allow opponents to score

Match between Tak Chun Ka I and Hang Sai is latest thumbing of the nose to the Macau FA after its refusal to travel to Sri Lanka for second leg

17 Jun 2019 - 2:16PM

Match between Tak Chun Ka I and Hang Sai is latest thumbing of the nose to the Macau FA after its refusal to travel to Sri Lanka for second leg

Macau World Cup qualifier protest continues with 39-goal FA Cup farce as goalkeepers allow opponents to score
Jeremy Lin predicted NBA Championship win back in 2011 during ‘Linsanity’ documentary

Toronto Raptor made career claim back before his breakout with the New York Knicks in 2012

17 Jun 2019 - 1:08PM

Toronto Raptor made career claim back before his breakout with the New York Knicks in 2012

Jeremy Lin predicted NBA Championship win back in 2011 during ‘Linsanity’ documentary
Opinion | Mixu Paatelainen wants Spartan fighting spirit from Hong Kong footballers for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

New coach knows what he has to do after watching his team fall 2-0 to Taiwan in only friendly fixture before September’s Qatar 2022 qualifiers

16 Jun 2019 - 11:38AM

New coach knows what he has to do after watching his team fall 2-0 to Taiwan in only friendly fixture before September’s Qatar 2022 qualifiers

Mixu Paatelainen wants Spartan fighting spirit from Hong Kong footballers for 2022 World Cup qualifiers
Macau captain appeals to Fifa and AFC to plead for World Cup qualifier to go ahead after sudden withdrawal

Nicholas Torrao does not fear punishment from Macau FA – ‘they can come and talk to me’

14 Jun 2019 - 12:01PM

Nicholas Torrao does not fear punishment from Macau FA – ‘they can come and talk to me’

Macau captain appeals to Fifa and AFC to plead for World Cup qualifier to go ahead after sudden withdrawal
Legend Lee Chong Wei retires after 19 years at top of world badminton

Malaysian shuttler hailed as national hero by youth and sport minister Syed Saddiq after health concerns end career.

13 Jun 2019 - 10:47PM

Malaysian shuttler hailed as national hero by youth and sport minister Syed Saddiq after health concerns end career.

Legend Lee Chong Wei retires after 19 years at top of world badminton
Manchester United’s China club crest mistake at Beijing experience centre greeted with ridicule

Fans joke that ship facing wrong way represents the club in recent years, while others hope it means Alexis Sanchez is leaving for China

13 Jun 2019 - 12:46PM

Fans joke that ship facing wrong way represents the club in recent years, while others hope it means Alexis Sanchez is leaving for China

Manchester United’s China club crest mistake at Beijing experience centre greeted with ridicule
Non-league to Chinese Super League: Hebei China Fortune’s Andy Russell on playing with Javier Mascherano

Defender has gone from driving around England’s north west while working full-time to playing with Uefa Champions League winners

13 Jun 2019 - 9:00AM

Defender has gone from driving around England’s north west while working full-time to playing with Uefa Champions League winners

Non-league to Chinese Super League: Hebei China Fortune’s Andy Russell on playing with Javier Mascherano
Opinion | Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT beat Thailand 13-0 to provoke criticism for ‘running up the score’

Game proves disparity between established and developing football nations and provokes debate over what is best for growth of the women’s game

12 Jun 2019 - 11:59AM

Game proves disparity between established and developing football nations and provokes debate over what is best for growth of the women’s game

Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019: USWNT beat Thailand 13-0 to provoke criticism for ‘running up the score’
Mixu Paatelainen’s Hong Kong team would reap reward of more players in Chinese Super League, says Andy Russell

Defender also thinks that new coach can continue progress made under Gary White as side has big year ahead with World Cup Qualifiers and EAFF finals

11 Jun 2019 - 9:21PM

Defender also thinks that new coach can continue progress made under Gary White as side has big year ahead with World Cup Qualifiers and EAFF finals

Mixu Paatelainen’s Hong Kong team would reap reward of more players in Chinese Super League, says Andy Russell
Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019: when does it start, favourites, odds, what channel and more for on action in France

Five Asian teams will be involved as they look to follow Japan in winning the trophy

6 Jun 2019 - 6:03PM

Five Asian teams will be involved as they look to follow Japan in winning the trophy

Fifa Women’s World Cup 2019: when does it start, favourites, odds, what channel and more for on action in France
Opinion | Manchester United transfer the new Chinese Super League move? Mockery over money in Matthijs De Ligt reports

The Independent cites Barcelona source making fun of reports that Ajax player Matthijs De Ligt might choose Old Trafford over Camp Nou.

8 Jun 2019 - 9:00PM

The Independent cites Barcelona source making fun of reports that Ajax player Matthijs De Ligt might choose Old Trafford over Camp Nou.

Manchester United transfer the new Chinese Super League move? Mockery over money in Matthijs De Ligt reports
Fifa Women’s World Cup: France 2019 is ‘chance to empower our girls,’ says Hong Kong head coach Ricardo Rambo

USWNT are favourites to win in France, according to Brazilian, but competition is tough

6 Jun 2019 - 4:34PM

USWNT are favourites to win in France, according to Brazilian, but competition is tough

Fifa Women’s World Cup: France 2019 is ‘chance to empower our girls,’ says Hong Kong head coach Ricardo Rambo
Opinion | Zhu Ting proves she is China’s biggest athlete at Hong Kong Volleyball Nations League

National team skipper has won with club and country, taking MVP titles along the way

5 Jun 2019 - 1:03PM

National team skipper has won with club and country, taking MVP titles along the way

Zhu Ting proves she is China’s biggest athlete at Hong Kong Volleyball Nations League
Hong Kong head coach Mixu Paatelainen takes first training session

New Hong Kong head coach Mixu Paatelainen met his players for the first time and led them in a training session at the HKFA Hong Kong Jockey Club Training Centre at Tseung Kwan O. 

3 Jun 2019 - 7:13PM

New Hong Kong head coach Mixu Paatelainen met his players for the first time and led them in a training session at the HKFA Hong Kong Jockey Club Training Centre at Tseung Kwan O. 

Hong Kong head coach Mixu Paatelainen takes first training session
Opinion | Chinese football mourns Jose Antonio Reyes, while former teammate Sergio Ramos linked with Chinese Super League

Spain winger’s China League One club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard pay tribute to former star with a win

3 Jun 2019 - 12:32PM

Spain winger’s China League One club Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard pay tribute to former star with a win

Chinese football mourns Jose Antonio Reyes, while former teammate Sergio Ramos linked with Chinese Super League
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury react to Anthony Joshua’s defeat by Andy Ruiz

American mocks the British boxer saying ‘he wasn’t a true champion’

2 Jun 2019 - 1:17PM

American mocks the British boxer saying ‘he wasn’t a true champion’

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury react to Anthony Joshua’s defeat by Andy Ruiz
Andy Ruiz destroys Anthony Joshua to win heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden

English fighter downed twice in the third round but is saved by the bell before being sent to the canvas twice more in the seventh

2 Jun 2019 - 1:15PM

English fighter downed twice in the third round but is saved by the bell before being sent to the canvas twice more in the seventh

Andy Ruiz destroys Anthony Joshua to win heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden
Champions League-winning Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp further endears himself to Reds fans with post match interview

Pitchside interview sees German say he is normally half drunk 20 minutes after winning a final

3 Jun 2019 - 5:04PM

Pitchside interview sees German say he is normally half drunk 20 minutes after winning a final

Champions League-winning Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp further endears himself to Reds fans with post match interview
Champions League: Reds fans react to Liverpool winning sixth crown with victory over Spurs in Madrid

Mo Salah scores early goal to put side in control, a year on from going off injured

2 Jun 2019 - 1:06PM

Mo Salah scores early goal to put side in control, a year on from going off injured

Champions League: Reds fans react to Liverpool winning sixth crown with victory over Spurs in Madrid
Champions League: Mo Salah and Divock Origi seal Liverpool’s sixth European crown in Madrid

Egypt striker smashes past Hugo Lloris after spot kick awarded just 30 seconds into the final before late Divock Origi goal seals win

2 Jun 2019 - 1:02PM

Egypt striker smashes past Hugo Lloris after spot kick awarded just 30 seconds into the final before late Divock Origi goal seals win

Champions League: Mo Salah and Divock Origi seal Liverpool’s sixth European crown in Madrid
Opinion | Nico Yennaris’ naturalisation may just help bring China into the 21st century

Born in London to an ethnically Chinese mother and a Cypriot father, Nico Yennaris’ selection for the China national team is monumental and signals start of a new era.

1 Jun 2019 - 10:11PM

Born in London to an ethnically Chinese mother and a Cypriot father, Nico Yennaris’ selection for the China national team is monumental and signals start of a new era.

Nico Yennaris’ naturalisation may just help bring China into the 21st century
Champions League final: Liverpool v Spurs kick-off time, odds, preview and how to watch in Hong Kong

English Premier League pair meet in Madrid to contest the biggest game of the European football season.

31 May 2019 - 9:00AM

English Premier League pair meet in Madrid to contest the biggest game of the European football season.

Champions League final: Liverpool v Spurs kick-off time, odds, preview and how to watch in Hong Kong
Champions League final: Son Heung-min leads Spurs and Asian football to the brink of history

South Korean superstar could become first Asian player to win the tournament after actually playing in the final.

31 May 2019 - 10:36AM

South Korean superstar could become first Asian player to win the tournament after actually playing in the final.

Champions League final: Son Heung-min leads Spurs and Asian football to the brink of history
Nico Yennaris makes history as China’s first naturalised player after call-up from Marcello Lippi

Former Arsenal midfielder joined Beijing Guoan this season, with landmark selection expected to be start of a new-look China side ahead of World Cup qualifiers.

30 May 2019 - 10:58PM

Former Arsenal midfielder joined Beijing Guoan this season, with landmark selection expected to be start of a new-look China side ahead of World Cup qualifiers.

Nico Yennaris makes history as China’s first naturalised player after call-up from Marcello Lippi
Farce as Beijing Renhe finish game with three goalkeepers in 5-0 loss to Guangzhou Evergrande in Chinese FA Cup

All Chinese Super League tie ends with four goalkeepers on the pitch after Beijing side name two custodians among three subs

30 May 2019 - 12:15PM

All Chinese Super League tie ends with four goalkeepers on the pitch after Beijing side name two custodians among three subs

Farce as Beijing Renhe finish game with three goalkeepers in 5-0 loss to Guangzhou Evergrande in Chinese FA Cup
Opinion | NBA Finals: Drake’s antics as a Toronto Raptors ambassador might make everyone a Golden State Warriors fan

Rapper and franchise ambassador has been front and centre during the team’s run to a first finals

30 May 2019 - 12:56PM

Rapper and franchise ambassador has been front and centre during the team’s run to a first finals

NBA Finals: Drake’s antics as a Toronto Raptors ambassador might make everyone a Golden State Warriors fan
Aston Villa’s Chinese chairman Tony Xia claims he kept his Premier League promise by gaining promotion in Championship play-off final

Controversial chairman had to sell majority stake in the club after play-off heartbreak last season

28 May 2019 - 12:33PM

Controversial chairman had to sell majority stake in the club after play-off heartbreak last season

Aston Villa’s Chinese chairman Tony Xia claims he kept his Premier League promise by gaining promotion in Championship play-off final
Opinion | China to naturalise Elkeson and Goulart? New look could be on the way for World Cup hopefuls after Marcello Lippi’s return

Brazilian pair have featured in media speculation after midfielder returns to Guangzhou Evergrande after four months with Palmeiras

28 May 2019 - 3:08PM

Brazilian pair have featured in media speculation after midfielder returns to Guangzhou Evergrande after four months with Palmeiras

China to naturalise Elkeson and Goulart? New look could be on the way for World Cup hopefuls after Marcello Lippi’s return
Aston Villa on the brink of the Premier League – how else did Chinese-owned football clubs fare this season?

Wolves, Wu Lei’s Espanyol, Lyon and Inter Milan join treble winners Manchester City in Europe next season but it was not all good news

27 May 2019 - 12:29PM

Wolves, Wu Lei’s Espanyol, Lyon and Inter Milan join treble winners Manchester City in Europe next season but it was not all good news

Aston Villa on the brink of the Premier League – how else did Chinese-owned football clubs fare this season?