16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.

Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.

Table order:

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

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