Socceroos' star Tim Cahill is reportedly set to stay in China with at least three clubs interested in signing him up for next season.
Alberto Zaccheroni's dismissal by Beijing has heaped increased pressure on the big name foreign coaches in China.
Gervinho doubled Hebei Fortune's lead with a tight dribble and powerful finish.
Sydney FC will head back to Australia with the slight upper hand in their R16 tie vs. Shandong Luneng after David Carney's away goal in a 1-1 draw.
Mao Biao somehow managed to get completely tangled up, blocking his own shot before finally ending up in the back of the net.
Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo has talked up a possible transfer to China amid links with Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande.