China’s Yang Xu is challenged by Hong Kong’s Jean Jacques Kilama during a Fifa World Cup qualifier in 2015. Photo: AFP China’s Yang Xu is challenged by Hong Kong’s Jean Jacques Kilama during a Fifa World Cup qualifier in 2015. Photo: AFP
China’s Yang Xu is challenged by Hong Kong’s Jean Jacques Kilama during a Fifa World Cup qualifier in 2015. Photo: AFP
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

The East Stand by Jonathan White

R&F demise asks questions over Hong Kong football but China will not be the answer

  • Guangzhou-based R&F have walked away from the Hong Kong Premier League after four difficult years and no trophies
  • Mainland team’s departure has reignited debate over a team from the city joining the Chinese Super League

China’s Yang Xu is challenged by Hong Kong’s Jean Jacques Kilama during a Fifa World Cup qualifier in 2015. Photo: AFP China’s Yang Xu is challenged by Hong Kong’s Jean Jacques Kilama during a Fifa World Cup qualifier in 2015. Photo: AFP
China’s Yang Xu is challenged by Hong Kong’s Jean Jacques Kilama during a Fifa World Cup qualifier in 2015. Photo: AFP
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