Jonathan White

Jonathan 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 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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Hong Kong Marathon: photographs of the winners crossing the finish line in Victoria Park

All of the winners as they cross the finish line in the Hong Kong Marathon’s various distances

17 Feb 2019 - 1:10PM
Hong Kong Marathon: photographs of the winners crossing the finish line in Victoria Park

All of the winners as they cross the finish line in the Hong Kong Marathon’s various distances

Hong Kong Marathon live: results and photos from the finish line at Victoria Park

More than 74,000 runners will be taking part in the various events of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019

17 Feb 2019 - 1:09PM
Hong Kong Marathon live: results and photos from the finish line at Victoria Park

More than 74,000 runners will be taking part in the various events of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon 2019

Naomi Osaka and Chloe Kim favourites to win Laureus Sports Awards at 2019 event in Monaco
  • Japan’s world number one tennis player is up for Breakthrough of the Year while snowboarder up for Action Sports award
16 Feb 2019 - 7:04PM
Naomi Osaka and Chloe Kim favourites to win Laureus Sports Awards at 2019 event in Monaco
  • Japan’s world number one tennis player is up for Breakthrough of the Year while snowboarder up for Action Sports award
Espanyol’s Wu Lei in line for La Liga start against Valencia with millions expected to watch back home in China
  • Forward has impressed in two substitute appearances since signing for the Spanish side in the recent transfer window
16 Feb 2019 - 8:30PM
Espanyol’s Wu Lei in line for La Liga start against Valencia with millions expected to watch back home in China
  • Forward has impressed in two substitute appearances since signing for the Spanish side in the recent transfer window
Hong Kong Marathon: what time does it start, where does it finish? Route map, records, schedule – all you need to know

Tens of thousands will run Sunday’s marathon, half-marathon and 10km events – and thousands more will cheer them on

15 Feb 2019 - 3:26PM
Hong Kong Marathon: what time does it start, where does it finish? Route map, records, schedule – all you need to know

Tens of thousands will run Sunday’s marathon, half-marathon and 10km events – and thousands more will cheer them on

Opinion | Naomi Osaka embodies the thorny issue of identity when it comes to sporting success
  • China begins to naturalise its diaspora in an effort to level the sporting playing field
11 Feb 2019 - 8:27PM
Naomi Osaka embodies the thorny issue of identity when it comes to sporting success
  • China begins to naturalise its diaspora in an effort to level the sporting playing field
Arsenal, Manchester City, NBA and NFL win Lunar New Year as sports world greets Year of the Pig on social media
  • English Premier League side steal the limelight with star players speaking Mandarin in video
5 Feb 2019 - 8:00AM
Arsenal, Manchester City, NBA and NFL win Lunar New Year as sports world greets Year of the Pig on social media
  • English Premier League side steal the limelight with star players speaking Mandarin in video
Ian Holloway to Hong Kong: quotes that show manager’s true side ahead of link with vacant spot

Former Blackpool manager known as one of football’s funny men and even has a book of his quotes published

4 Feb 2019 - 2:45PM
Ian Holloway to Hong Kong: quotes that show manager’s true side ahead of link with vacant spot

Former Blackpool manager known as one of football’s funny men and even has a book of his quotes published

Chan Yuen-ting leaves Eastern: former AFC Coach of the Year departs Hong Kong Premier League side after winless run
  • Chan was first female coach to take a men’s team to a top-tier title
4 Feb 2019 - 1:15PM
Chan Yuen-ting leaves Eastern: former AFC Coach of the Year departs Hong Kong Premier League side after winless run
  • Chan was first female coach to take a men’s team to a top-tier title
Emiliano Sala: search for Cardiff City striker finds plane wreckage off Guernsey on seabed of English Channel
  • Marine scientist leading the privately funded search confirms find of aircraft on Twitter
4 Feb 2019 - 11:36AM
Emiliano Sala: search for Cardiff City striker finds plane wreckage off Guernsey on seabed of English Channel
  • Marine scientist leading the privately funded search confirms find of aircraft on Twitter
Lunar New Year Cup: slideshow of historic moments from Hong Kong Stadium in Carlsberg Cups past
  • Superstar names have graced the pitch at Hong Kong Stadium and several have gone on to lift the trophy
4 Feb 2019 - 8:03AM
Lunar New Year Cup: slideshow of historic moments from Hong Kong Stadium in Carlsberg Cups past
  • Superstar names have graced the pitch at Hong Kong Stadium and several have gone on to lift the trophy
Didier Drogba backs ‘Save Hakeem’ campaign as football matches become latest venues for protest
  • Australian A-League and Thailand Champions Cup see teams and fans protest the jailing of Hakeem Al-Araibi in Bangkok
3 Feb 2019 - 4:13PM
Didier Drogba backs ‘Save Hakeem’ campaign as football matches become latest venues for protest
  • Australian A-League and Thailand Champions Cup see teams and fans protest the jailing of Hakeem Al-Araibi in Bangkok
Lunar New Year Cup: world’s most diverse football tournament remains a fixture on the Hong Kong calendar
  • Fernando Torres and Marouane Fellaini will follow in the footsteps of football’s biggest names in appearing at historic tournament
3 Feb 2019 - 10:25PM
Lunar New Year Cup: world’s most diverse football tournament remains a fixture on the Hong Kong calendar
  • Fernando Torres and Marouane Fellaini will follow in the footsteps of football’s biggest names in appearing at historic tournament
Opinion | Sun Yang’s mother hammers home the point that parenting elite sports stars needs a little crazy

Swimmer and security guard smashed blood vials at mother’s request, according to reports

2 Feb 2019 - 6:53PM
Sun Yang’s mother hammers home the point that parenting elite sports stars needs a little crazy

Swimmer and security guard smashed blood vials at mother’s request, according to reports

Lunar New Year Cup: teams, schedule and ticket prices as Fernando Torres returns to Hong Kong

Four-team format returns for 2019 edition

Super Bowl: preview, time, odds, teams, half-time show for LA Rams vs New England Patriots in Atlanta
  • The NFL season climaxes as the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in Atlanta, Georgia, setting up a Monday morning treat for Asian fans
2 Feb 2019 - 12:52PM
Super Bowl: preview, time, odds, teams, half-time show for LA Rams vs New England Patriots in Atlanta
  • The NFL season climaxes as the Los Angeles Rams take on the New England Patriots in Atlanta, Georgia, setting up a Monday morning treat for Asian fans
Asian Cup final: Japan vs Qatar odds, schedule, preview, predictions, TV channel, kick-off time

Qataris face record winners in their first final but are yet to concede a goal at 2019 tournament

1 Feb 2019 - 2:23PM
Asian Cup final: Japan vs Qatar odds, schedule, preview, predictions, TV channel, kick-off time

Qataris face record winners in their first final but are yet to concede a goal at 2019 tournament

Farewell, Marouane Fellaini? Fresh start in China for man who summed up Manchester United’s post-Ferguson identity crisis
  • Belgian expected to sign for Chine Super League side Shandong Luneng, after a tumultuous time under three managers at Old Trafford since joining in 2013
30 Jan 2019 - 10:28PM
Farewell, Marouane Fellaini? Fresh start in China for man who summed up Manchester United’s post-Ferguson identity crisis
  • Belgian expected to sign for Chine Super League side Shandong Luneng, after a tumultuous time under three managers at Old Trafford since joining in 2013
Wu Lei – China’s Maradona, or football’s Yao Ming? Espanyol’s new signing faces pressure in ‘one of best leagues in the world’

La Liga club hoping to attract more fans from China with their new signing, who says he now has the ‘maturity’ to deal with his dream move to Europe

30 Jan 2019 - 11:52AM
Wu Lei – China’s Maradona, or football’s Yao Ming? Espanyol’s new signing faces pressure in ‘one of best leagues in the world’

La Liga club hoping to attract more fans from China with their new signing, who says he now has the ‘maturity’ to deal with his dream move to Europe

Asian Cup: Xavi predictions give Qatar fans hope as Barcelona legend gets the last laugh
  • Qatar-based player was criticised for saying World Cup 2022 hosts would win tournament, but has correctly predicted seven of eight quarter-finalists and three of four semi-finalists
29 Jan 2019 - 11:48AM
Asian Cup: Xavi predictions give Qatar fans hope as Barcelona legend gets the last laugh
  • Qatar-based player was criticised for saying World Cup 2022 hosts would win tournament, but has correctly predicted seven of eight quarter-finalists and three of four semi-finalists
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