Espanyol's Chinese player Wu Lei, centre, during a Spanish La Liga game against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP Espanyol's Chinese player Wu Lei, centre, during a Spanish La Liga game against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP
Espanyol's Chinese player Wu Lei, centre, during a Spanish La Liga game against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

From Wu Lei fans to Manchester United followers, China numbers often don’t add up

  • Chinese Espanyol star’s audience figures have gone quiet since initial claims
  • Manchester United stick to their guns in battle for mainland market

Espanyol's Chinese player Wu Lei, centre, during a Spanish La Liga game against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP Espanyol's Chinese player Wu Lei, centre, during a Spanish La Liga game against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP
Espanyol's Chinese player Wu Lei, centre, during a Spanish La Liga game against FC Barcelona. Photo: AP
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Jonathan White

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.