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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NFL rookie Taylor Rapp out to ‘prove Asians can play’ and be the role model he never had growing up

Former University of Washington player hyped as ‘potential star’ in professional game.

2 hours ago

Former University of Washington player hyped as ‘potential star’ in professional game.

NFL rookie Taylor Rapp out to ‘prove Asians can play’ and be the role model he never had growing up
‘I am Chinese,’ says Brazilian Elkeson as newly naturalised striker appeals for fans’ support ahead of World Cup Qualifiers

Striker writes online to explain his feelings in giving up Brazilian nationality in attempt to fire adopted country to World Cup.

22 Aug 2019 - 12:37PM

Striker writes online to explain his feelings in giving up Brazilian nationality in attempt to fire adopted country to World Cup.

‘I am Chinese,’ says Brazilian Elkeson as newly naturalised striker appeals for fans’ support ahead of World Cup Qualifiers
SEA Games – Philippines 2019: a guide to the biggest edition yet with 100 days to go

Just 100 days to go before 30th edition of SEA Games begins

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Just 100 days to go before 30th edition of SEA Games begins

SEA Games – Philippines 2019: a guide to the biggest edition yet with 100 days to go
Elkeson confirmed in China squad for World Cup qualifier against Maldives – joins Wu Lei and Nico Yennaris in Marcello Lippi’s 35

Reaction to the new policy has been called a ‘Pandora’s Box’ as more foreigners set to follow forward’s lead.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:36PM

Reaction to the new policy has been called a ‘Pandora’s Box’ as more foreigners set to follow forward’s lead.

Elkeson confirmed in China squad for World Cup qualifier against Maldives – joins Wu Lei and Nico Yennaris in Marcello Lippi’s 35
Sun Yang CAS doping hearing postponed for ‘personal reasons’ – October at the earliest

Statement confirms Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing will be public and open to media

21 Aug 2019 - 10:36PM

Statement confirms Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing will be public and open to media

Sun Yang CAS doping hearing postponed for ‘personal reasons’ – October at the earliest
‘Call me coach’: Dwyane Wade replaces Jeremy Lin on Dunk of China

Former Miami Heat star joins Nick Young and ex-teammate Udonis Haslem on hit Chinese basketball show

21 Aug 2019 - 11:52AM

Former Miami Heat star joins Nick Young and ex-teammate Udonis Haslem on hit Chinese basketball show

‘Call me coach’: Dwyane Wade replaces Jeremy Lin on Dunk of China
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao trade barbs again on Instagram over ‘rematch’ video

‘Money’ says video promoting another bout was filmed eight months ago in Saudi Arabia but Filipino accuses American of ‘using my name to get attention’

21 Aug 2019 - 10:56AM

‘Money’ says video promoting another bout was filmed eight months ago in Saudi Arabia but Filipino accuses American of ‘using my name to get attention’

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao trade barbs again on Instagram over ‘rematch’ video
China names Elkeson to World Cup qualifiers list, making history as he becomes first player without Chinese heritage in line to represent nation

AFC confirmation ends weeks of speculation that Brazil-born striker would be eligible for Marcello Lippi’s side

19 Aug 2019 - 11:01PM

AFC confirmation ends weeks of speculation that Brazil-born striker would be eligible for Marcello Lippi’s side

China names Elkeson to World Cup qualifiers list, making history as he becomes first player without Chinese heritage in line to represent nation
Jeremy Lin ‘offered US$3 million’ to sign for Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association

NBA free agent has been without a team since leaving Toronto Raptors earlier this summer

19 Aug 2019 - 11:43AM

NBA free agent has been without a team since leaving Toronto Raptors earlier this summer

Jeremy Lin ‘offered US$3 million’ to sign for Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association
Opinion | Tokyo 2020 Olympics: racist ‘slant-eyed’ gestures give volleyball chiefs headache – but also chance to take stand

More must be done after Russia assistant coach makes gesture to South Korean team, as Argentina ‘celebrate’ qualifying for Japan by doing same after beating China.

19 Aug 2019 - 8:00AM

More must be done after Russia assistant coach makes gesture to South Korean team, as Argentina ‘celebrate’ qualifying for Japan by doing same after beating China.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: racist ‘slant-eyed’ gestures give volleyball chiefs headache – but also chance to take stand
Opinion | Tokyo 2020: China could be even more successful in sports if it swapped early specialisation for generalisation approach

Evidence shows elite athletes tend to come from a background of playing several sports before specialising in one

18 Aug 2019 - 4:45PM

Evidence shows elite athletes tend to come from a background of playing several sports before specialising in one

Tokyo 2020: China could be even more successful in sports if it swapped early specialisation for generalisation approach
NBA free agent Jeremy Lin says ‘I always knew my journey would end in China’ as speculation over move grows

‘All anybody ever wanted to talk about was, ‘Oh, that’s a Chinese basketball player’ – I was never ‘an American basketball player’,” says NBA champion.

16 Aug 2019 - 10:39PM

‘All anybody ever wanted to talk about was, ‘Oh, that’s a Chinese basketball player’ – I was never ‘an American basketball player’,” says NBA champion.

NBA free agent Jeremy Lin says ‘I always knew my journey would end in China’ as speculation over move grows
‘Protests will not be a problem’ for AFC awards ceremony in Hong Kong, says HKFA chief

Annual gala is set to be held at Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan Chai on December 2

15 Aug 2019 - 10:45PM

Annual gala is set to be held at Exhibition and Convention Centre in Wan Chai on December 2

‘Protests will not be a problem’ for AFC awards ceremony in Hong Kong, says HKFA chief
NBA free agent Jeremy Lin in talks with Chinese Basketball Association teams, mainland media report

Several CBA clubs are said to be in contact with player and his team over move to China

13 Aug 2019 - 7:00PM

Several CBA clubs are said to be in contact with player and his team over move to China

NBA free agent Jeremy Lin in talks with Chinese Basketball Association teams, mainland media report
Hong Kong Premier League 2019-20: Kitchee kick-off before champions Tai Po face R&F in opening games – full season fixture list

Last season’s MVP Igor Sartori meets former team on the opening weekend while league winning coach has moved to Eastern

14 Aug 2019 - 10:27PM

Last season’s MVP Igor Sartori meets former team on the opening weekend while league winning coach has moved to Eastern

Hong Kong Premier League 2019-20: Kitchee kick-off before champions Tai Po face R&F in opening games – full season fixture list
Opinion | Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande show ‘bottle’ while Beijing Guoan fans throw bottles in ‘title decider’

Fabio Cannavaro’s league leaders triumph 3-1 at Workers’ Stadium to claim 13th win in a row and advantage in title race

12 Aug 2019 - 5:48PM

Fabio Cannavaro’s league leaders triumph 3-1 at Workers’ Stadium to claim 13th win in a row and advantage in title race

Chinese Super League: Guangzhou Evergrande show ‘bottle’ while Beijing Guoan fans throw bottles in ‘title decider’
Will Beijing smog cloud Andy Murray’s comeback? Scot adds China Open and Zhuhai event to schedule as he returns to singles action

Concerns over pollution have long blighted the event, with players complaining of dizziness, headaches and sickness

12 Aug 2019 - 12:45PM

Concerns over pollution have long blighted the event, with players complaining of dizziness, headaches and sickness

Will Beijing smog cloud Andy Murray’s comeback? Scot adds China Open and Zhuhai event to schedule as he returns to singles action
Where can I buy football shirts in Hong Kong? English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A to J League

City has one of the finest arrays of soccer jerseys in the world

12 Aug 2019 - 8:00AM

City has one of the finest arrays of soccer jerseys in the world

Where can I buy football shirts in Hong Kong? English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A to J League
Aston Villa’s Tony Xia era over as Chinese billionaire fails to pay US$36 million debt to former owner Randy Lerner

Fee payable on promotion was part of May 2016 deal to take over at Villa Park

11 Aug 2019 - 6:01PM

Fee payable on promotion was part of May 2016 deal to take over at Villa Park

Aston Villa’s Tony Xia era over as Chinese billionaire fails to pay US$36 million debt to former owner Randy Lerner
Sun Yang eyes Tokyo 2020 despite looming CAS doping hearing

Chinese swimming star tells Sina Sports he wants to ‘show his speed in Tokyo’

11 Aug 2019 - 2:27PM

Chinese swimming star tells Sina Sports he wants to ‘show his speed in Tokyo’

Sun Yang eyes Tokyo 2020 despite looming CAS doping hearing
Opinion | Premier League fantasy football is back – but it’s all a load of nonsense and here’s why

It’s been the talk of every WhatsApp group and office email chain for weeks, but fantasy football is ruining the way we experience actual football.

10 Aug 2019 - 7:57PM

It’s been the talk of every WhatsApp group and office email chain for weeks, but fantasy football is ruining the way we experience actual football.

Premier League fantasy football is back – but it’s all a load of nonsense and here’s why
NBA free agent Jeremy Lin opens the door to China move – but says ‘I won’t settle’

‘I know what level I can play,’ Lin says, speaking in Guangzhou at the launch of his partnership with Chinese sportswear brand Xtep.

13 Aug 2019 - 5:43PM

‘I know what level I can play,’ Lin says, speaking in Guangzhou at the launch of his partnership with Chinese sportswear brand Xtep.

NBA free agent Jeremy Lin opens the door to China move – but says ‘I won’t settle’
Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: transfer deadline day signings to pick in your squad

Plenty of big money moves as the window shuts in real life, meaning tough decisions for fantasy managers.

9 Aug 2019 - 11:41AM

Plenty of big money moves as the window shuts in real life, meaning tough decisions for fantasy managers.

Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: transfer deadline day signings to pick in your squad
Beijing 2008 Olympic Games cemented China’s status as sporting powerhouse

August 8th marked the anniversary of the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games where China dominated

9 Aug 2019 - 8:00AM

August 8th marked the anniversary of the opening ceremony of an Olympic Games where China dominated

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games cemented China’s status as sporting powerhouse
Manchester City fans confuse new female South Korean player for expected male recruit on social media, sparking racist remarks

Supporters respond to club’s tweet to announce Lee Geum-min’s arrival in belief that she would play for men’s side, with João Cancelo expected to be signed for men’s team.

8 Aug 2019 - 4:40PM

Supporters respond to club’s tweet to announce Lee Geum-min’s arrival in belief that she would play for men’s side, with João Cancelo expected to be signed for men’s team.

Manchester City fans confuse new female South Korean player for expected male recruit on social media, sparking racist remarks
How to watch English Premier League in Hong Kong: channels, bars, times, supporters clubs, streaming

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the start of the new campaign

8 Aug 2019 - 12:51PM

Here’s all the information you need ahead of the start of the new campaign

How to watch English Premier League in Hong Kong: channels, bars, times, supporters clubs, streaming
Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: forwards to pick for new season Gameweek 1, bargains

Guaranteed goals come at a cost for fantasy managers so where is the value among the forwards?

8 Aug 2019 - 10:42AM

Guaranteed goals come at a cost for fantasy managers so where is the value among the forwards?

Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: forwards to pick for new season Gameweek 1, bargains
Wayne Rooney’s Derby County move follows rich tradition of star players ditching MLS and Chinese Super League

Gone are the days when star footballers admit defeat at elite level and play out their careers in US or China, as Manchester United legend follows growing trend.

7 Aug 2019 - 4:40PM

Gone are the days when star footballers admit defeat at elite level and play out their careers in US or China, as Manchester United legend follows growing trend.

Wayne Rooney’s Derby County move follows rich tradition of star players ditching MLS and Chinese Super League
Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: midfielders to pick for new season Gameweek 1, bargains

Mohamed Salah is the most expensive FPL player again but where can you make back the money to pay for the Liverpool star?

9 Aug 2019 - 2:33PM

Mohamed Salah is the most expensive FPL player again but where can you make back the money to pay for the Liverpool star?

Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: midfielders to pick for new season Gameweek 1, bargains
Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: defenders, goalkeepers to pick for new season Gameweek 1, bargains

Liverpool full backs are the game’s most expensive defenders but still offer value

9 Aug 2019 - 2:37PM

Liverpool full backs are the game’s most expensive defenders but still offer value

Premier League fantasy football 2019-20 tips: defenders, goalkeepers to pick for new season Gameweek 1, bargains