Chinese city Wuxi will host the biennial Snooker World Cup for the next 10 years, starting next month.
Mark Williams battled into the second round of the World Snooker Championship by holding off a fightback from Martin Gould in Sheffield.
Next month's Indian Open tournament in Kerala has been postponed by World Snooker because of flooding which has killed more than 350 people since June.
World Snooker has licensed Rigour Media with digital rights in China as part of a 10-year deal.
The Crucible Theatre will remain the venue of the World Snooker Championships until 2027 after a 10-year deal was signed to keep the event in Sheffield.