The Seagulls kept pressing, however, and were back on level terms ten minutes into the second half when Leandro Trossard's effort squeezed past the unconvincing Kepa Arrizabalaga in the Chelsea goal.
Contrary to other German clubs, Schalke's approach is to provide grassroots help for Chinese football.
Even though Hertha kept their efforts to a minimum, they further extended their lead on 63 minutes as Jhon Cordoba assisted Matheus Cunha, whose low shot made it 3-0.
Undeterred, the Blues regained the lead in spectacular fashion just two minutes later, when Reece James unleashed a long-range effort that flew into the top corner for his first ever Premier League goal.
A new pitch will be installed following Wednesday's Copa do Brasil match between Fluminense and Atletico Goianiense, according to venue operator Maracana SA.
Dunajska Streda will fight for a chance to make into the playoffs against the Austrian team of LASK Linz on September 24 in the third round of the Europa League Qualifiers. Enditem
The game between Osasuna and Getafe, which had been due to open the weekend, was moved from Friday night to Saturday afternoon, while Betis' home match against Valladolid was shifted from Monday night to Sunday evening as the result of an ongoing conflict between La Liga and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over kickoff times.
Monchengladbach approached Dortmund's goal dangerously for the first time in the 32nd minute when custodian Roman Burki saved Jonas Hofmann's shot from very close range.
"We and our clubs have an extremely passionate fanbase in China and are looking forward to working with the team at Tencent to engage with fans in new ways over the coming season," he added.
He said Schalke's squad needs to forget about last season's disappointments and try to start afresh. "There is no specific goal for the new season besides doing better," the attacker said.
In a game that was essentially decided in the first half, striker Mary raced to receive a ball in the box and scored to give Shenzhen a lead in the 4th minute.