Shandong Luneng kept their hopes of a place in next year's AFC Champions League alive with a 3-1 win over Liaoning Whowin on Friday.
Shanghai SIPG assistant coach Xie Hui all but conceded defeat in the Chinese Super League title race after seeing his side draw with Liaoning Whowin.
Hulk and Wu Lei scored twice as Shanghai SIPG crushed Shanghai Shenhua 6-1 on Saturday evening to close the gap on Chinese Super League to five points
Shanghai SIPG failed to win for a third game in a row as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Tianjin Quanjian.
James Holland has put his China troubles behind him, agreeing a return to the Austrian Bundesliga with recently-promoted LASK Linz.
Australia internationals Robbie Kruse and James Holland are free agents after terminating their deals with Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin.
Eran Zahavi scored twice as Guangzhou R&F moved back to the top of the Chinese Super League with a 4-1 win over previously unbeaten Liaoning Whowin.
Nikica Jelavic's penalty earned Guizhou Zhicheng a share of the points with Liaoning Whowin on Friday evening.
Newcastle don't expect Liaoning Whowin to table an offer for Ma Leilei, amid speculation the import could leave the A-League just as he's prospering.
Socceroos Robbie Kruse and James Holland have signed for Chinese Super League club Liaoning Whowin.