Match ends, China Women 2, England 1.
Eniola Aluko's first-half goal was not enough to prevent England losing 2-1 to hosts China at the three-team CFA International Tournament.
Shuang Wang scored twice for China before Chelsea forward Aluko notched her 33rd international goal with a low finish from the left side of the box.
Midfielder Jill Scott went close after half-time while her Manchester City team-mate, keeper Karen Bardsley, saved to prevent England conceding a third.
England play Australia on 27 October.
England are ranked fifth in the world, 10 places above China who they beat 2-1 in the build-up to last summer's World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals.
Coach Mark Sampson gave a first start to Chelsea's Gilly Flaherty and Drew Spence and Laura Coombs also made their international debuts as second-half substitutes in Yongchuan.
Aluko did have a chance to equalise Wang's opening strike but failed to convert after being set-up by Lianne Sanderson, dragging her shot wide.
England's other opportunity of note fell to Izzy Christiansen but the Manchester City player failed to get a clean connection on Lucy Bronze's cut-back.
- 18HanSubstituted forWangat 55'minutes
- 15LeiSubstituted forLouat 64'minutes
- 19TanSubstituted forMeiziat 74'minutes
- 7XuSubstituted forLiat 63'minutes
- 12FlahertySubstituted forSpenceat 84'minutes
- 4PotterBooked at 21mins
- 2BronzeSubstituted forStokesat 65'minutes
- 8ChristiansenSubstituted forCoombsat 89'minutes
- 19SandersonSubstituted forTaylorat 74'minutes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, China Women 2, England 1.
Offside, China Women. Wang Lisi tries a through ball, but Lou Jiahui is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Li Ying (China Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Meizi Jiang.
Foul by Wang Lisi (China Women).
Alex Scott (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, England. Laura Coombs replaces Isobel Christiansen.
Foul by Li Ying (China Women).
Jill Scott (England) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Substitution, England. Drew Spence replaces Gilly Flaherty.
Attempt saved. Wang Shanshan (China Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wang Shuang.
Hand ball by Eniola Aluko (England).
Attempt saved. Wang Shanshan (China Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Wang Shuang (China Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Scott (England).
Corner, England. Conceded by Wang Fei.
Attempt saved. Eniola Aluko (England) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jodie Taylor.
Substitution, China Women. Meizi Jiang replaces Tan Ruyin.
Substitution, England. Jodie Taylor replaces Lianne Sanderson.
Lou Jiahui (China Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.