Hao Haidong looks on during China’s game against Hong Kong in Fifa World Cup qualifying in 2004. Photo: SCMP Hao Haidong looks on during China’s game against Hong Kong in Fifa World Cup qualifying in 2004. Photo: SCMP
Hao Haidong looks on during China’s game against Hong Kong in Fifa World Cup qualifying in 2004. Photo: SCMP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Hao Haidong more famous than ever after being airbrushed from history

  • China’s record scorer has disappeared from the Chinese internet after controversial comments on June 4
  • Someone claiming to be ‘China’s Michael Jordan’ has amassed more than 40,000 Twitter followers

Hao Haidong looks on during China’s game against Hong Kong in Fifa World Cup qualifying in 2004. Photo: SCMP Hao Haidong looks on during China’s game against Hong Kong in Fifa World Cup qualifying in 2004. Photo: SCMP
Hao Haidong looks on during China’s game against Hong Kong in Fifa World Cup qualifying in 2004. Photo: SCMP
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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.