The young Chinese player is only a few wins away from sealing ranking event glory.
The pair joins David Gilbert and Cao Yupeng in Stage Three of the competition.
A farcical decision saw an already eliminated player given a second chance.
The competition enters its fourth week.
The Englishman got off to a positive start.
The Englishman had a 100% record in his group.
The 2005 World Championship finalists topped their respective groups in Leicester.
The Masters champion got his 2021/22 campaign off to a strong start.
Stage One is nearing its conclusion in Leicester.