John Duerden examines China's move to appoint David Beckham as an ambassador from a grassroots perspective.
John Duerden says that the career of Dong Fangzhuo should act as a warning to Asia's young stars.
John Duerden explains how Nicolas Anelka became the latest coach to brave Shanghai Shenhua's temple of doom.
Guangzhou are the standard bearers for the new-look Chinese football in the Asian CL, writes John Duerden
As Anelka heads East, with others to follow, John Duerden charts the growth of Shanghai Shenua.