16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. goals scored in hth matches; 5. total goal difference; 6. total goals scored; 7. fairplay ranking; 8. draw.
Relegation to the league:
2 teams from CSL
Promotion from the league:
1-2 place: promoted to CSL
Relegation from the league:
14 place: enters Play-offs 2/3 with one China League Two team for 1 place in China League One
15-16 place: relegated to China League Two
Promotion to the league:
2 teams from China League Two
1 more team from China League Two possible to promote through Play-offs 2/3