The AFL says it will continue to work with the Australian Government ahead of its historic Shanghai match, but it is confident international tensions won't force the game to be abandoned.
The League said it was confident Port Adelaide and Gold Coast would be able to stage the round eight clash as planned, with Metricon Stadium on standby if required.
"The AFL has always had Metricon Stadium as a contingency venue for this match, but we remain confident the Shanghai game will go ahead," chief financial officer and general manager of clubs Travis Auld said in a statement to AFL.com.au.
"The AFL will continue to work closely with the Australian Government and The People’s Republic of China to deliver our first game in China for premiership points.
"We would, of course, take advice from the Australian Government on any international matters."
Auld said all components of the match were coming together well, including the turf standard at Shanghai’s Jiangwan Sports Stadium.
The Power are set to play the SUNS on Sunday, May 14 in the first game for premiership points outside Australia or New Zealand.