Hulk’s departure from Shanghai SIPG, and possibly China, marks the end of an era of financial might in the Chinese game. Photo: Xinhua Hulk’s departure from Shanghai SIPG, and possibly China, marks the end of an era of financial might in the Chinese game. Photo: Xinhua
Hulk’s departure from Shanghai SIPG, and possibly China, marks the end of an era of financial might in the Chinese game. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

The day football dyed is no laughing matter – the salad days of the Chinese game are gone, probably for good

  • Authorities in China are continually the butt of the football world’s jokes with bizarre rules and unusual bans
  • CSL clubs may no longer have their super millions to ensure they’re taken seriously

Hulk’s departure from Shanghai SIPG, and possibly China, marks the end of an era of financial might in the Chinese game. Photo: Xinhua Hulk’s departure from Shanghai SIPG, and possibly China, marks the end of an era of financial might in the Chinese game. Photo: Xinhua
Hulk’s departure from Shanghai SIPG, and possibly China, marks the end of an era of financial might in the Chinese game. Photo: Xinhua
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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.