In a day or so looking around Ji'nan I do not see one other European except in the hotels.
A smile and a nod is recommended and sometimes a halting conversation as a local endeavours to try out their English.
A draw enough.
Shandong Luneng 0 Guangzhou Pharmaceutical 0The final games of the Chinese Super League season were played on a Sunday afternoon. Here in Ji'nan Shandong, leaders by two points, in the end just needed a draw to clinch their second title.
The game was close to a sell out , of around 40,000, with large queues outside sometime before kick off and plenty sitting in the aisles around me.
As would be expected the home side took the initiative though they only really upped the pace in the second half. Most of the time Guangzhou slowed the game down, played on the break, and wasted time at every opportunity. But they had the best chances - all missed badly.
Shandong did play some good football but lacked any cutting edge near goal. Though it didn't matter in this encounter they will surely struggle against teams with decent strikers.
The crowd celebrated as the players enjoyed their success by parading around the pitch.
So maybe a lot more shirts and scarves will be sold as few fans, bar a smallish groups of 'ultras', wore any colours.
more pics at http://www.photobox.co.uk/album/86526576