The player died after being rushed to hospital on Monday after he collapsed and died during training.
The midfielder died at the age of 30, leaving a sport in mourning as it tried to digest the tragedy.
Newcastle wrote via its twitter handle, @NUFC, “We are devastated to have learnt of the tragic passing of former Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tioté in China today.”
Manchester City captain, @Vincent Kompany wrote, “I am speechless and so incredibly sad. Cheick Tioté was one of the nicest and toughest teammates I have ever had. Rest in peace brother.”
Swansea City wrote, “Rest in peace, Cheick Tiote. The thoughts of everyone at @SwansOfficial are with his friends and family.”
West Ham United reacted, “Rest in peace, Cheick Tioté. An incredible competitor taken far too soon.”
@Man city wrote, “We are saddened to hear of the sudden, tragic passing of Cheick Tioté and would like to express our condolences to his friends and family.”