"No financial cheating. If a club was found cheating, it will be expelled no matter what."
-- Chinese Football Association vice president Li Yuyi
on financial regulations imposed
on Chinese Super League clubs that have the effect of limiting the importation of expensive foreign players in the bid to create stability with the goal of making the Super League the No. 6 league in
the world. Heavy transfer spending has been replaced by spending on player development. (Nearly 500 teams are entered in the Chinese Youth Super League, up from 87 in 2017.) (Xinhua