The championship, Chinese football will begin on 25 July, with five months of delay because of the outbreak of coronavirus, announced Wednesday, the china Federation of football. Two Belgians are participating in the championship : Marouane Fellaini with Shandong Luneng Taishan and Mousa Dembélé with Guangzhou R&F.

Fellaini had been tested positive during his return to China on march 22. He had been able to leave the hospital a few weeks later, on 14 April. The median has resumed training in mid-may.