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 | NBA China crisis: LeBron James’ ‘uneducated’ Daryl Morey stance and Twitter clarification reignite Houston Rockets row

Star called ‘hypocrite’ on social media as Tencent broadcasts games and mainland media coverage of league returns

15 Oct 2019 - 4:19PM

Star called ‘hypocrite’ on social media as Tencent broadcasts games and mainland media coverage of league returns

NBA China crisis: LeBron James’ ‘uneducated’ Daryl Morey stance and Twitter clarification reignite Houston Rockets row
Fifa World Cup: Korean derby in Pyongyang to go ahead without away fans or tourists; online commentary only way to keep up with score from Kim Il-sung Stadium

Fifa and AFC websites will have updates on goals and substitutions from Kim Il-sung stadium as fans await video highlights package.

15 Oct 2019 - 2:05PM

Fifa and AFC websites will have updates on goals and substitutions from Kim Il-sung stadium as fans await video highlights package.

Fifa World Cup: Korean derby in Pyongyang to go ahead without away fans or tourists; online commentary only way to keep up with score from Kim Il-sung Stadium
Opinion | Chinese Super League’s millionaires live it up while League Two players protest unpaid wages ahead of uncertain futures at the end of the season

China’s top flight sees largest disparity between footballer’s earnings and average national wage, never mind unpaid players in lower leagues.

15 Oct 2019 - 8:00AM

China’s top flight sees largest disparity between footballer’s earnings and average national wage, never mind unpaid players in lower leagues.

Chinese Super League’s millionaires live it up while League Two players protest unpaid wages ahead of uncertain futures at the end of the season
South Korea vs North Korea World Cup Qualifier will not be screened live from Pyongyang: statement

Broadcasters confirm fears that Tuesday’s meeting between the sides will not be seen back in South Korea, no comment from Fifa or AFC.

14 Oct 2019 - 1:43PM

Broadcasters confirm fears that Tuesday’s meeting between the sides will not be seen back in South Korea, no comment from Fifa or AFC.

South Korea vs North Korea World Cup Qualifier will not be screened live from Pyongyang: statement
Opinion | Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei marathon records make it clear no sporting achievement is impossible to beat

Kenyan runner becomes first to go the distance in less than two hours after making history in Vienna – so what is next for humankind?

14 Oct 2019 - 11:25AM

Kenyan runner becomes first to go the distance in less than two hours after making history in Vienna – so what is next for humankind?

Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei marathon records make it clear no sporting achievement is impossible to beat
Opinion | Eddie Hearns signing KSI-Logan Paul Los Angeles rematch is either boxing clever for the sport’s future or a punch line

World champion Billie Joe Saunders on the undercard for rematch between rival YouTube stars on November 9.

13 Oct 2019 - 2:05PM

World champion Billie Joe Saunders on the undercard for rematch between rival YouTube stars on November 9.

Eddie Hearns signing KSI-Logan Paul Los Angeles rematch is either boxing clever for the sport’s future or a punch line
Opinion | Money or moral high ground? NBA’s China crisis shows it can’t have both – Adam Silver has to pick a side in a game he might not win

Ongoing fallout from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet is a watershed moment but stance may have come too late.

10 Oct 2019 - 6:04PM

Ongoing fallout from Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s tweet is a watershed moment but stance may have come too late.

Money or moral high ground? NBA’s China crisis shows it can’t have both – Adam Silver has to pick a side in a game he might not win
CCTV pulls NBA China Games broadcast in response to Adam Silver’s support for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s right to free speech

Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets to meet in Shanghai and Shenzhen this week but neither game to be screened

8 Oct 2019 - 4:19PM

Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets to meet in Shanghai and Shenzhen this week but neither game to be screened

CCTV pulls NBA China Games broadcast in response to Adam Silver’s support for Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s right to free speech
Opinion | Inter Milan, Wolves and Granada show Chinese-owned football clubs making mark in European game like never before

Fosun-owned side shock English Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad to dent title hopes.

8 Oct 2019 - 11:42AM

Fosun-owned side shock English Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad to dent title hopes.

Inter Milan, Wolves and Granada show Chinese-owned football clubs making mark in European game like never before
China’s ‘calamitous’ women’s World Championship 4x100m relay ends in embarrassment after baton handover farce

First women’s sprint relay final in 22 years ends in tears and disqualification in Doha

7 Oct 2019 - 10:34PM

First women’s sprint relay final in 22 years ends in tears and disqualification in Doha

China’s ‘calamitous’ women’s World Championship 4x100m relay ends in embarrassment after baton handover farce
Andrew Bogut tells Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey to ‘enjoy the next few weeks’ on social media while Chinese consulate gets involved

Australian centre ends his tweet with “NMSL” hashtag, referencing the ‘your mother is dead’ message popular in China

7 Oct 2019 - 11:54AM

Australian centre ends his tweet with “NMSL” hashtag, referencing the ‘your mother is dead’ message popular in China

Andrew Bogut tells Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey to ‘enjoy the next few weeks’ on social media while Chinese consulate gets involved
Chinese Super League title race reignited after shock loss for Guangzhou Evergrande

Beijing Guoan close the gap at the top of CSL to one point.

23 Sep 2019 - 2:30PM

Beijing Guoan close the gap at the top of CSL to one point.

Chinese Super League title race reignited after shock loss for Guangzhou Evergrande
Chinese Super League’s Eran Zahavi and Cedric Bakambu go viral as social media users thirst for football content

Rabona winner for Guangzhou R&F sees Israel striker skills shared like Firmino and Scholes clips.

19 Sep 2019 - 6:06PM

Rabona winner for Guangzhou R&F sees Israel striker skills shared like Firmino and Scholes clips.

Chinese Super League’s Eran Zahavi and Cedric Bakambu go viral as social media users thirst for football content
Rugby World Cup 2019: who will be top points scorer in Japan? Owen Farrell, Beauden Barrett and Johnny Sexton expected to challenge

Can anyone match Simon Culhane’s 45 points in a single match, a record set in All Blacks 1995 World Cup win over Japan.

15 Sep 2019 - 4:36PM

Can anyone match Simon Culhane’s 45 points in a single match, a record set in All Blacks 1995 World Cup win over Japan.

Rugby World Cup 2019: who will be top points scorer in Japan? Owen Farrell, Beauden Barrett and Johnny Sexton expected to challenge
Opinion | Anti-government protests wreaking havoc on Hong Kong sport but is worse to come? Hong Kong Sevens, marathon and International Races could be hit

Visitor numbers to the city have nosedived, raising concerns over some of the biggest events

14 Sep 2019 - 8:59PM

Visitor numbers to the city have nosedived, raising concerns over some of the biggest events

Anti-government protests wreaking havoc on Hong Kong sport but is worse to come? Hong Kong Sevens, marathon and International Races could be hit
Naturalised Elkeson makes history with two goals on China debut as Marcello Lippi’s side lead 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying

Brazil-born striker scores from the spot and adds another in stoppage time to secure 5-0 win in Male

11 Sep 2019 - 9:50PM

Brazil-born striker scores from the spot and adds another in stoppage time to secure 5-0 win in Male

Naturalised Elkeson makes history with two goals on China debut as Marcello Lippi’s side lead 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifying
Fiba Basketball World Cup: Yao Ming takes responsibility for’s China failings but he’s not to blame

Investment by government and NBA has seen more than 600,000 courts built but team has missed out on Tokyo 2020 spot.

11 Sep 2019 - 8:26AM

Investment by government and NBA has seen more than 600,000 courts built but team has missed out on Tokyo 2020 spot.

Fiba Basketball World Cup: Yao Ming takes responsibility for’s China failings but he’s not to blame
Hong Kong FA chairman says ‘nothing we can do’ over potential fine for anthem being booed

Pui Kwan-kay and head coach both praise atmosphere at Hong Kong Stadium for World Cup qualifier.

11 Sep 2019 - 8:58AM

Pui Kwan-kay and head coach both praise atmosphere at Hong Kong Stadium for World Cup qualifier.

Hong Kong FA chairman says ‘nothing we can do’ over potential fine for anthem being booed
Anthem protests mark Hong Kong v Iran World Cup Qualifier at Hong Kong Stadium as hosts turn in resolute rearguard performance against Team Melli

Mixu Paatelainen’s defensive side impress against Asia’s No 1 side in 2-0 defeat

10 Sep 2019 - 11:27PM

Mixu Paatelainen’s defensive side impress against Asia’s No 1 side in 2-0 defeat

Anthem protests mark Hong Kong v Iran World Cup Qualifier at Hong Kong Stadium as hosts turn in resolute rearguard performance against Team Melli
Chinese national anthem booed and human chain formed at Hong Kong v Iran World Cup soccer qualifier as protests enter the sporting arena

Fans protest before kick-off and again at half-time in first home qualifying match for 2022 World Cup at Hong Kong Stadium. National anthem March of the Volunteers has been regularly booed by local fans since World Cup qualifier in 2015.

11 Sep 2019 - 9:57AM

Fans protest before kick-off and again at half-time in first home qualifying match for 2022 World Cup at Hong Kong Stadium. National anthem March of the Volunteers has been regularly booed by local fans since World Cup qualifier in 2015.

Chinese national anthem booed and human chain formed at Hong Kong v Iran World Cup soccer qualifier as protests enter the sporting arena
Hong Kong vs Iran: Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifier is Team Melli’s first competitive game since shock defeat to Japan at AFC Asian Cup 2019

Iran football podcast Gol Bezan weighs in what Mixu Paatelainen’s side can expect from Asia’s No 1 side.

10 Sep 2019 - 11:35PM

Iran football podcast Gol Bezan weighs in what Mixu Paatelainen’s side can expect from Asia’s No 1 side.

Hong Kong vs Iran: Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifier is Team Melli’s first competitive game since shock defeat to Japan at AFC Asian Cup 2019
Hong Kong vs Iran: betting odds, head-to-head, how to watch the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier at Hong Kong Stadium

Bookmakers are backing the visitors to score early and often in their opening game on the road to Qatar 2022.

9 Sep 2019 - 2:35PM

Bookmakers are backing the visitors to score early and often in their opening game on the road to Qatar 2022.

Hong Kong vs Iran: betting odds, head-to-head, how to watch the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifier at Hong Kong Stadium
Opinion | Hong Kong protest football fans’ police row shows European clubs’ Asia money spinner is also a minefield

English Premier League side Liverpool make statement to mainland media after supporters’ group social media post.

9 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

English Premier League side Liverpool make statement to mainland media after supporters’ group social media post.

Hong Kong protest football fans’ police row shows European clubs’ Asia money spinner is also a minefield
Hongkonger sets Loch Ness swim record after missing flight and sleeping for just four hours before tackling 36km distance

Peat makes Scottish loch ‘tastes like whisky’, says Mak Chun-kong after team set unofficialrecord for four-person relay.

8 Sep 2019 - 6:05PM

Peat makes Scottish loch ‘tastes like whisky’, says Mak Chun-kong after team set unofficialrecord for four-person relay.

Hongkonger sets Loch Ness swim record after missing flight and sleeping for just four hours before tackling 36km distance
Does China crashing out of the Fiba Basketball World Cup make them the worst sporting hosts ever?

Host nations have a long history of under-performing on home turf across biggest events in sport.

6 Sep 2019 - 8:06AM

Host nations have a long history of under-performing on home turf across biggest events in sport.

Does China crashing out of the Fiba Basketball World Cup make them the worst sporting hosts ever?
Tsun Dai included in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ English Premier League squad for 2019-20 season

Wolves name Hongkonger among five players of Chinese descent eligible for Nuno Espirito Santo to call upon.

5 Sep 2019 - 10:57PM

Wolves name Hongkonger among five players of Chinese descent eligible for Nuno Espirito Santo to call upon.

Tsun Dai included in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ English Premier League squad for 2019-20 season
Hong Kong vs Iran: how to get your hands on tickets as Mixu Paatelainen’s men face Asia’s top team in World Cup qualifier

Tickets for Hong Kong’s first home 2022 World Cup qualifying tie already on sale.

5 Sep 2019 - 2:38PM

Tickets for Hong Kong’s first home 2022 World Cup qualifying tie already on sale.

Hong Kong vs Iran: how to get your hands on tickets as Mixu Paatelainen’s men face Asia’s top team in World Cup qualifier
Qatar 2022: how can I watch Hong Kong v Cambodia in World Cup qualifying?

Mixu Paatelainen’s side travel to Phnom Penh for their first step on the road to Qatar World Cup with match to be broadcast in Hong Kong after all.

5 Sep 2019 - 8:00AM

Mixu Paatelainen’s side travel to Phnom Penh for their first step on the road to Qatar World Cup with match to be broadcast in Hong Kong after all.

Qatar 2022: how can I watch Hong Kong v Cambodia in World Cup qualifying?
Hong Kong Premier League kit round-up: all the new looks for the new season

Champions Tai Po don’t want to give up their title – at least not in the style stakes – but there are strong looks for many teams from a wide range of manufacturers.

4 Sep 2019 - 10:26AM

Champions Tai Po don’t want to give up their title – at least not in the style stakes – but there are strong looks for many teams from a wide range of manufacturers.

Hong Kong Premier League kit round-up: all the new looks for the new season
Police football fan rumble continues as mainland supporters hit out over Hong Kong bans

Supporters clubs on mainland come out in support of city’s law enforcement officers in response to Hong Kong groups banning them.

3 Sep 2019 - 1:16PM

Supporters clubs on mainland come out in support of city’s law enforcement officers in response to Hong Kong groups banning them.

Police football fan rumble continues as mainland supporters hit out over Hong Kong bans