However the Argentinian giants paid the price for the absence of a cutting edge in attack, registering their second draw from five matches in this season's campaign.
With the result, Hoffenheim capture the top spot with two wins from two games whereas Bayern Munich slip to the 7th position after suffering their first loss in 2020.
Facing Shenzhen, Suning's Alex Teixeira smacked the winning penalty in the 28th minute after Li Ang was tripped by Morteza Pouraliganji.
Attracting around 300 swimmers, the 2020 championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
His unexpected exit at the US Open didn't affect Djokovic's subsequent performance, as the 33-year-old clinched his 36th Masters title in Rome on Monday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal.
Arsenal had beaten Liverpool in the Community Shield a month ago and took the lead on Monday night thanks to Alexandre Lacazette in the 25th minute after a rare error from Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson, who sliced a routine clearance into his path in the 24th minute.
Patrick Bamford became the first Leeds United player to score in each of the first three matches of a season as his 88th minute header gave his side all three points from their short trip to play Sheffield United.
On the Beijing side, Shi Xiufeng and Ma Yina each contributed 14 points.
Hebei's Zhang Yifan took first in the women's 200m butterfly, and Zhang Ziyang from Hubei scooped gold in the men's 1,500m freestyle.
Italian qualifier Lorenzo Giustino claimed his first tour-level win in a more than six-hour marathon match against Corentin Moutet. It came close to breaking the 16-year-old record for the longest match at Roland Garros.
"New technology will deeply change the sports world," said Wang Yuxiong, professor of China's Central University of Finance and Economics.