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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Chinese Super League referee Shen Yinhao defends academic plagiarism after angry Shandong Luneng fans report him

Shen Yinhao leaves CSL’s Suzhou bubble after Shandong Luneng fans report him to employer Tongji University in Shanghai for a thesis he wrote for his master’s degree course.

21 Oct 2020 - 4:54PM

Shen Yinhao leaves CSL’s Suzhou bubble after Shandong Luneng fans report him to employer Tongji University in Shanghai for a thesis he wrote for his master’s degree course.

Chinese Super League referee Shen Yinhao defends academic plagiarism after angry Shandong Luneng fans report him
Zhang Shuai’s Covid-19 affected WTA season over with Ostrava Open defeat

Chinese No 2 sees season end with defeat to Karolina Muchova at inaugural Ostrava Open, wants to return home before restart.

21 Oct 2020 - 10:22PM

Chinese No 2 sees season end with defeat to Karolina Muchova at inaugural Ostrava Open, wants to return home before restart.

Zhang Shuai’s Covid-19 affected WTA season over with Ostrava Open defeat
CBA: Bayi Rockets, China’s army team, confirm they have pulled out of basketball league

Founded by PLA members in 1955, team never signed foreigners but Wang Zhizhi became first Chinese player in NBA ahead of Yao Ming.

20 Oct 2020 - 4:54PM

Founded by PLA members in 1955, team never signed foreigners but Wang Zhizhi became first Chinese player in NBA ahead of Yao Ming.

CBA: Bayi Rockets, China’s army team, confirm they have pulled out of basketball league
Explainer | NBA-China Hong Kong tweet fallout – will Houston Rockets return?

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters soured relations and cost millions, with his resignation and return of games to CCTV there is hope the relationship will return to normal.

20 Oct 2020 - 1:36PM

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters soured relations and cost millions, with his resignation and return of games to CCTV there is hope the relationship will return to normal.

NBA-China Hong Kong tweet fallout – will Houston Rockets return?
CSL: Jiangsu Suning-Chongqing Lifan, Qingdao Huanghai-Guangzhou R&F see out draws

Chinese Super League championship play-off progress in the balance for Jiangsu Suning and Chongqing Lifan after 1-1 draw, while Qingdao Huanghai and Guangzhou R&F see out stalemate.

20 Oct 2020 - 11:15AM

Chinese Super League championship play-off progress in the balance for Jiangsu Suning and Chongqing Lifan after 1-1 draw, while Qingdao Huanghai and Guangzhou R&F see out stalemate.

CSL: Jiangsu Suning-Chongqing Lifan, Qingdao Huanghai-Guangzhou R&F see out draws
Li Tie’s David Moyes message has Chinese football fans reminiscing of World Cup and English Premier League glory days

China head coach posted congratulations on social media after watching West Ham United’s dramatic English Premier League comeback against Spurs, fans recall 2002 Fifa World Cup appearance.

19 Oct 2020 - 3:02PM

China head coach posted congratulations on social media after watching West Ham United’s dramatic English Premier League comeback against Spurs, fans recall 2002 Fifa World Cup appearance.

Li Tie’s David Moyes message has Chinese football fans reminiscing of World Cup and English Premier League glory days
CBA: Bayi Rockets no-show hands Beijing Ducks a walkover in season-opener

China’s most successful basketball team have not arrived in CBA bubble in Zhuji but have still not pulled out of season, Beijing Ducks wait 15 minutes before being handed 20-0 win.

19 Oct 2020 - 1:54PM

China’s most successful basketball team have not arrived in CBA bubble in Zhuji but have still not pulled out of season, Beijing Ducks wait 15 minutes before being handed 20-0 win.

CBA: Bayi Rockets no-show hands Beijing Ducks a walkover in season-opener
NBA-China: ex-Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey says ‘James Harden changed my life’

Departing NBA executive, whose Hong Kong tweet kicked off a firestorm with China last year, takes out full-page newspaper ad to thank Harden and Houston.

19 Oct 2020 - 12:01PM

Departing NBA executive, whose Hong Kong tweet kicked off a firestorm with China last year, takes out full-page newspaper ad to thank Harden and Houston.

NBA-China: ex-Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey says ‘James Harden changed my life’
The East Stand | R&F demise asks questions over Hong Kong football but China will not be the answer

Guangzhou-based R&F have walked away from the Hong Kong Premier League after four difficult years and no trophies, reigniting the debate over a team from the city joining the Chinese Super League.

19 Oct 2020 - 10:34PM

Guangzhou-based R&F have walked away from the Hong Kong Premier League after four difficult years and no trophies, reigniting the debate over a team from the city joining the Chinese Super League.

R&F demise asks questions over Hong Kong football but China will not be the answer
CSL: Shanghai SIPG and Shenhua derby ends in stalemate, Henan Jianye edge Wuhan Zall

Chinese Super League welcomes 2,000 fans to watch spicy derby draw between SIPG and Shenhua in Suzhou, while Henrique Dourado goal enough to put Henan Jianye in driving seat against Wuhan Zall ahead of Friday’s second leg.

19 Oct 2020 - 10:08AM

Chinese Super League welcomes 2,000 fans to watch spicy derby draw between SIPG and Shenhua in Suzhou, while Henrique Dourado goal enough to put Henan Jianye in driving seat against Wuhan Zall ahead of Friday’s second leg.

CSL: Shanghai SIPG and Shenhua derby ends in stalemate, Henan Jianye edge Wuhan Zall
Opinion | Covid-19: English Premier League, NFL responses to coronavirus push cash over character

Liverpool and Manchester United’s naked power grab shut down for now but EPL sides have been slow to secure safety of EFL clubs, while NFL refuses to follow lessons offered by NBA, MLB and NHL seasons.

18 Oct 2020 - 12:02PM

Liverpool and Manchester United’s naked power grab shut down for now but EPL sides have been slow to secure safety of EFL clubs, while NFL refuses to follow lessons offered by NBA, MLB and NHL seasons.

Covid-19: English Premier League, NFL responses to coronavirus push cash over character
CSL: Rafa Benitez’s Dalian Pro beaten, Cedric Bakambu bags Beijing Guoan brace

Beijing Guoan come back from two goals down against Shandong Luneng to leave Chinese Super League tie in the balance, while Rafa Benitez’s Dalian Pro lose to Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.

18 Oct 2020 - 10:47AM

Beijing Guoan come back from two goals down against Shandong Luneng to leave Chinese Super League tie in the balance, while Rafa Benitez’s Dalian Pro lose to Shijiazhuang Ever Bright.

CSL: Rafa Benitez’s Dalian Pro beaten, Cedric Bakambu bags Beijing Guoan brace
ISL: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey sets another Asian record in Budapest

Hong Kong swim star Siobhan Haughey beats her own Asian record in winning the 200m freestyle, moves to seventh fastest in history.

18 Oct 2020 - 10:12AM

Hong Kong swim star Siobhan Haughey beats her own Asian record in winning the 200m freestyle, moves to seventh fastest in history.

ISL: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey sets another Asian record in Budapest
Fan Zhiyi, Sun Jihai and ‘when 300 million Chinese watched Crystal Palace’

First China internationals to play in England were signed by Terry Venables in summer of 1998 with Fan Zhiyi becoming a cult hero at Selhurst Park and Sun Jihai going on to star at Manchester City.

17 Oct 2020 - 3:59PM

First China internationals to play in England were signed by Terry Venables in summer of 1998 with Fan Zhiyi becoming a cult hero at Selhurst Park and Sun Jihai going on to star at Manchester City.

Fan Zhiyi, Sun Jihai and ‘when 300 million Chinese watched Crystal Palace’
Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande in control as second stage of season starts

Champions beat Hebei China Fortune 3-1 with late goals from Chinese national team stars Elkeson and Wei Shihao in Suzhou

17 Oct 2020 - 10:30AM

Champions beat Hebei China Fortune 3-1 with late goals from Chinese national team stars Elkeson and Wei Shihao in Suzhou

Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande in control as second stage of season starts
ISL: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey helps Energy Standard to season opening win in Budapest

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 400m freestyle after leading relay team to a win in debut swim for 2019 champions Energy Standard.

17 Oct 2020 - 11:05PM

Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey finishes second in 400m freestyle after leading relay team to a win in debut swim for 2019 champions Energy Standard.

ISL: Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey helps Energy Standard to season opening win in Budapest
CBA: Bayi Rockets, Chinese basketball’s most successful team, to leave league – reports

Bayi Rockets, founded by PLA soldiers in 1955, dominated early days of Chinese Basketball Association but are set to pull out this season, according to reports.

20 Oct 2020 - 4:30PM

Bayi Rockets, founded by PLA soldiers in 1955, dominated early days of Chinese Basketball Association but are set to pull out this season, according to reports.

CBA: Bayi Rockets, Chinese basketball’s most successful team, to leave league – reports
Guangzhou side R&F pull out of Hong Kong Premier League ‘with immediate effect’

R&F general manager confirms the news in statement on Facebook thanking friends and partners days before training set to resume for new Hong Kong Premier League season.

14 Oct 2020 - 3:51PM

R&F general manager confirms the news in statement on Facebook thanking friends and partners days before training set to resume for new Hong Kong Premier League season.

Guangzhou side R&F pull out of Hong Kong Premier League ‘with immediate effect’
No Covid-19 positives in Chinese Super League ahead of season restart

All 16 Chinese Super League teams are back inside bubble in Suzhou and Dalian as second half of season is set to start on Friday.

14 Oct 2020 - 1:08PM

All 16 Chinese Super League teams are back inside bubble in Suzhou and Dalian as second half of season is set to start on Friday.

No Covid-19 positives in Chinese Super League ahead of season restart
NBA: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ‘OK with doing business with China’

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban grilled by Megyn Kelly over NBA’s support for Black Lives Matter movement, as former Fox News host highlights human rights abuses in China.

14 Oct 2020 - 10:06PM

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban grilled by Megyn Kelly over NBA’s support for Black Lives Matter movement, as former Fox News host highlights human rights abuses in China.

NBA: Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban ‘OK with doing business with China’
Jamie Redknapp on Hong Kong dentist’s chair episode – ‘the greatest night in football history’

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp tells Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? podcast about England’s infamous night out in Hong Kong’s China Jump.

13 Oct 2020 - 5:26PM

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp tells Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? podcast about England’s infamous night out in Hong Kong’s China Jump.

Jamie Redknapp on Hong Kong dentist’s chair episode – ‘the greatest night in football history’
Manchester United’s first ‘Theatre of Dreams’ China fan centre to open in Beijing by end of year

English Premier League club and Chinese partners Harves Entertainment announce Old Trafford-inspired name of entertainment centres across China as Manchester United face US$130m loss from Covid-19.

13 Oct 2020 - 3:27PM

English Premier League club and Chinese partners Harves Entertainment announce Old Trafford-inspired name of entertainment centres across China as Manchester United face US$130m loss from Covid-19.

Manchester United’s first ‘Theatre of Dreams’ China fan centre to open in Beijing by end of year
NBA: Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tells Lakers to ‘celebrate in Communist China’

‘How about a big parade in Communist China, Beijing. That’s where it belongs,’ former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tells NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter.

13 Oct 2020 - 1:27PM

‘How about a big parade in Communist China, Beijing. That’s where it belongs,’ former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tells NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers on Twitter.

NBA: Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani tells Lakers to ‘celebrate in Communist China’
Guangzhou-based R&F pull out of Hong Kong Premier League: reports

Big spending R&F fail to win a trophy in four seasons in HKPL, with latest disappointment coming in last game of 2019/20 on Sunday.

12 Oct 2020 - 9:15PM

Big spending R&F fail to win a trophy in four seasons in HKPL, with latest disappointment coming in last game of 2019/20 on Sunday.

Guangzhou-based R&F pull out of Hong Kong Premier League: reports
China’s ‘Female Kobe Bryant’ Ji Yanyan sets WCBA scoring record

The 35-year-old WCBA all-time record scorer says she burst into tears hearing of Bryant’s death and that the Los Angeles Lakers star was an inspiration to her.

12 Oct 2020 - 4:44PM

The 35-year-old WCBA all-time record scorer says she burst into tears hearing of Bryant’s death and that the Los Angeles Lakers star was an inspiration to her.

China’s ‘Female Kobe Bryant’ Ji Yanyan sets WCBA scoring record
Wang Shuang dedicates Wuhan’s CWSL title to city’s Covid-19 medical workers

Wuhan end 19-year wait to be Chinese champions with a 4-0 over title holders Jiangsu Suning before China’s star player praises those who fought pandemic.

12 Oct 2020 - 1:33PM

Wuhan end 19-year wait to be Chinese champions with a 4-0 over title holders Jiangsu Suning before China’s star player praises those who fought pandemic.

Wang Shuang dedicates Wuhan’s CWSL title to city’s Covid-19 medical workers
Opinion | LeBron James might not be the GOAT, but he’s the greatest of these times

NBA Finals MVP LeBron James uses awards speech to push message of social justice as he refuses to ‘shut up and dribble’.

12 Oct 2020 - 12:34PM

NBA Finals MVP LeBron James uses awards speech to push message of social justice as he refuses to ‘shut up and dribble’.

LeBron James might not be the GOAT, but he’s the greatest of these times
NBA Finals: Lakers pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after record-equalling victory

‘He was a big brother to all of us,’ Anthony Davis says of Kobe Bryant following Los Angeles Lakers victory over Miami Heat to secure record-equalling NBA championship.

12 Oct 2020 - 12:56PM

‘He was a big brother to all of us,’ Anthony Davis says of Kobe Bryant following Los Angeles Lakers victory over Miami Heat to secure record-equalling NBA championship.

NBA Finals: Lakers pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after record-equalling victory
Hong Kong Premier League: Eastern and R&F miss out on title in final day drama

Title-chasing Eastern and R&F draw 0-0 at Hong Kong Stadium despite both having chances to win it until the final whistle handing Hong Kong Premier League crown to Kitchee.

11 Oct 2020 - 5:59PM

Title-chasing Eastern and R&F draw 0-0 at Hong Kong Stadium despite both having chances to win it until the final whistle handing Hong Kong Premier League crown to Kitchee.

Hong Kong Premier League: Eastern and R&F miss out on title in final day drama
Sun Yang CAS appeal cost Wada over US$600,000: report

World Anti-Doping Agency reveal spending on successful case against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang in annual report for 2019.

11 Oct 2020 - 11:46AM

World Anti-Doping Agency reveal spending on successful case against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang in annual report for 2019.

Sun Yang CAS appeal cost Wada over US$600,000: report