Hao Junmin of China to leave Schalke

China midfielder Hao Junmin is leaving Schalke after 1 1/2 years

to return to his homeland.

The Bundesliga club says Hao is moving to Shandong Luneng

Taishan.

Since arriving in Schalke in January 2010, Hao has appeared in

14 Bundesliga games, three German Cup matches and in two Champions

League matches.