China Snooker – Wikipedia

The first international snooker tournament in China was the Camus China Masters in September 1986, a non-ranking tournament with three top professionals and three local players.

When the Chinese government noticed that interest in the sport was growing, they made a move to help it thrive. That’s why so many of the most well-known players nowadays originate from China.

More money has been placed into advertising the sport on Chinese TVs, with a wealth of new clubs also popping up as a result.