A more frugal Super League is expected to kick off in the spring but with coronavirus concerns persisting, the CFA is yet to announce a start date.
China wants football to be 'bridge to work with the world', says association's secretary general Liu Yi
Along with building a football infrastructure and overhauling grassroots, school and youth systems, the CSL is a crucial part of the determination to be a superpower in the sport.
The six China U-19 players will have to sit out all matches through 30 November. They could also face further punishment from their respective clubs.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola lashed out after an opinion piece in the Chinese media claimed the Citizens had been disrespectful of the Chinese fans. It also said the organisation of fan interactions was a mess.
Rafael Benitez, 59, will take over at Dalian Yifang who are currently in joint 10th place in the CSL.
AFC Asian Cup 2019: China mount second-half revival to beat Thailand and progress into quarter-final
China flirted with disaster before mounting a second-half revival as they fought back from behind to beat Thailand 2-1 and reach the Asian Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Catch the Live score and updates from the friendly football match between China and India taking place in Suzhou.
India might be touted as underdogs in the much-anticipated football friendly against China on Saturday, but national coach Stephen Constantine is confident of giving a good fight to their higher-ranked opponents.