Henan found a consolation goal in the 75th minute as Christian Bassogog scored an open goal in a counterattack.
Attacking midfielder Gabriel Sara had given the visitors the lead with an eighth-minute strike before Madson Ferreira equalized on the half-hour mark.
"The media has mentioned it but nobody has approached me. It [the speculation] makes me happy because I think it's an acknowledgment of a good job, but there is nothing more in it than that. I'm focused on my work with Fortaleza. We hope that by the end of the championship we can extract the best of the team and stay in the first division of Brazilian football."
Kicking off on Saturday, the two-day event also included a 5km run, a 1km run, and a 0.2 km children's run.
The Greek top-flight side also set its eyes on Tractor winger Ehsan Hajsafi. However, setbacks involving his Iranian club have caused interruptions that may affect the deal.
The third seeds will face the unseeded pairing of Laura Siegemund of Germany and Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the final. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan outlasted an inspired Victoria Azarenka from Belarus 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final to win the women's singles title of the US Open on Saturday.
Evergrande had a good opportunity just four minutes into the game but Ai Kesen hit chance off target.
International runners came from Britain, Germany, Argentina, Latvia, Finland, the Netherlands as well as other countries and regions.
"Mary is our key player and his goals tell everything," said Shenzhen coach Jordi Cruijff. "His problem is not clear and we have to wait. I hope he will back soon because we have more games in very short period."
Evergrande doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a stunning free kick from Ai, two minutes after his tap-in was ruled out due to off-side.