Seven-time Serie A champions Corinthians, meanwhile, are 15th with just two wins from nine matches so far.
Shaanxi failed to level up before the half-time break when Wang Erzhuo's powerful long volley out of the box went wide in the 30th minute.
The 37-year-old veteran's penalty helped Ever Bright take the lead in the 42nd minute.
Luneng went ahead in the 19th minute when their striker Duan Liuyu miskicked the ball which flew into Pelle's way, and the Italian swept it in from a close range.
The visitors pressed frenetically for a goal and were rewarded in the 23rd minute when Dodi Lukebakio nodded home a corner kick from close range to halve the deficit.
Chongqing pocketed two wins consecutively to rank six in the league, only two points clear of Hebei in the Suzhou division. Enditem
Xiamen Tefang cruised past Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to move up to fourth, leaving its opponent at the bottom with no wins this season, while fifth-placed Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Anhui Souyu 5-0.
Melichar said: "Before the match, I told my coach I was prepared for a 7-6 in the third set. Obviously I'm thrilled we won 7-6 in the third. You always wish that it's easier, but we fought our hearts out."
He returned to Fortaleza almost immediately, leading the side to ninth in the 20-team Serie A standings in 2019. They are 10th in the current table, only eight points behind leaders Internacional, more than a quarter of the way through the season.
Besides Loe, two non-Chinese players, Nigerian striker Kingsley Onuegbu and Cameroon international Robert Ndip Tambe, have joined the second-tier club in northwest China's Shaanxi province.
West Ham United need to progress under coach David Moyes, but could be in for another difficult season, while few will be betting on newcomers Fulham and West Brom to be far from a relegation struggle that given the differences between the bottom six and the top six or seven sides, will probably be decided by results between direct rivals. Enditem