For the first time in Chinese history, a high profile athlete has come out as lesbian. The athlete in question is 28 year old Li Ying who plays as a striker in the Chinese Women's Super League for Shandong Ladies.
It was announced today that Celtic FC Women had signed Shen Mengyu from Chinese Women's Super League side, Shanghai Shengli. This signing has made history, as Shen Mengyu is the first Chinese women's footballer to play in the UK. But only a few minutes after this announcement, Tottenham Hotspur Women announced the signing of Tang Jiali also from Shanghai Shengli, on loan for the 2021/2022 season.
In June 2020, the Japan Football Association announced the formation of a new top-flight professionals women's football league, known as the WE League (Women's Empowerment League). One of the requirements of the WE League is that each team must have at least five players signed to fully professional contracts that are not subject to a salary cap.