Just weeks after his move to China, he was linked with moves back to Europe - but he has since shown he has settled well with seven goals in nine starts.
And he insists he is very happy with life in the Far East.
"I wanted to experience another culture, another world," he told Le Sport 10.
"This experience is unlike anything I have known, you look around and it is skyscrapers galore - but also not too far away, most of the population is farmers.
"Playing in China is very rewarding and I enjoy it - even if it is different to London, where my children remain and that means I have to stay up late [to talk to them].
"This country has long been closed off, but things are changing, living here is a great opportunity."