ST KILDA and Port Adelaide will again face off in Shanghai next year as the AFL locks in its commitment to games in China.

The League confirmed on Thursday that the fourth annual game at Jiangwan Stadium in Shanghai will take place in round 11, 2020.

The Saints and Power will head over for the game, having met at the venue this year when they beat St Kilda by 70 points.

The Power played the Suns in the first two years of the China clash, with the AFL's general manager of China David Stevenson saying the League was hopeful of "unlocking" the market. 

"More than a game, the AFL's increased presence in China including an office opened earlier this year, extends beyond the match day, with Festival of Australia delivered in partnership with the Australian government around the game," Stevenson said.

Port fans enjoying the sunshine (and the win) in China. Picture: AFL Photos

"It's a wonderful opportunity to give the local AFL fans a match in their home town, encourage Australian-based football fans to travel to China and continue to introduce footy to a new set of fans."

The game will be played on Sunday, May 31.

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