There will be eight local wildcards for March's China Open in Beijing - a good thing too as it will increase interest and give up-and-coming Chinese players a chance to experience top level snooker.
Ding Junhui himself had such an opportunity as a 14 year-old in 2002 when he lost 5-2 to Mark Selby in Shanghai.
However, the eight qualifiers who must play the wildcards - Jimmy White included - are to be expected to do so for no extra money, which is surely unfair, not least because some have already come through four qualifying rounds at Prestatyn.
In years gone by, those playing in the wildcard round received £500. Belts have been tightened at World Snooker in recent seasons but as its chairman, Sir Rodney Walker, never tires of informing all and sundry how he has turned a profit surely players competing in an extra round should be properly rewarded?