Through the partnership, Ding
and Asia Express Exchange will enable members of the community living in Oman to instantly transfer mobile recharge to the phones of their friends and families back home.
The home crowd always supports me in the same way as it does with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the UK," Ding
told World Snooker.
It is hard to imagine a tougher match player, and the ability to win against such a classy competitor as Ding
shows why Selby has topped the world rankings for the last two years and is pulling away.
And World Snooker chairman Hearn said: "Ronnie is famous but Ding
is massive in China in a way you can't imagine until you have actually been there.
When I heard he was a master of Cantonese-style cuisine it was a case of ring a Ding
, count me in
Since storming onto the scene with that victory over Hendry in 2005, Ding
has been tipped for the top.
It was very tough today," said Ding
, "I managed to stay in a good frame of mind even when I was 3-1 down.
, the 2012 Welsh Open winner, rallied with a brilliant maximum break, screwing off the penultimate red into the middle pocket back on to the black before going on to sink the colours, taking the rest for the yellow and green.
The apparent lapse in concentration left the audience stunned, while Ding
covered his head in his hands then proceeded to smile after realising his error.
Since joining Huawei in 1996, Ding
has served as president of Product Line, president of the Global Solution Sales Department, president of the Global Marketing Department, and chief products and solutions officer.
I wanted this very badly and it hurts to end as a loser once again," Ding
told Gulf News.
Anxiang Du, 54, was convicted by a jury at Northampton Crown Court of murdering university lecturer Jifeng "Jeff"' Ding
, his wife, Ge "Helen" Chui, and their two daughters, Xing "Nancy" 18, and Alice, 12, on April 29, 2011.