Chinese Super League debutants Hebei China Fortune got off to a good start as they came from behind to beat Guangzhou R&F 2-1 in the opener of the highly-anticipated 2016 season here on Friday.
After splashing out about 350 million euros during the winter transfer window, the Chinese Super League (CSL) will kick off its new season on Friday.
Former Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi told French cable Canal+ that he turned down the chance to play for Inter Milan, Chelsea and Manchester United before moving to Chinese Super League.
China held a seminar on Sunday to mark the first anniversary of a reform to raise the standard of Chinese soccer.
China has been busy with a buying spree since the New Year Day, snapping up big name footballers with the most money in the international transfer market.