China's General Administration of Sports has listed the tournament as one of six major sports events during the "Golden Week" holiday.
Jiangsu won their sixth straight game and advanced as the pace-setter in group A.
"We are continuing to see benefits from the forthcoming changes to the format of the World Championships Finals, which will be introduced from next year onwards, leading to more countries bidding from different regions of the world," said ITTF Deputy President Khalil Al-Mohannadi.
The Chinese quartet of Chen, Sun Yingsha, Wang Manyu and Wang Yidi will appear in the women's singles competition, while Japan has the same number of athletes on the list, namely Ito, Ishikawa, Miu Hirano and Hitomi Sato.
Also on Saturday, Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille, still struggling for a win, was held by Metz 1-1 at home.
Before moving to the NBA, Bender played one season for Maccabi, helping the club to win the Israeli State Cup.
Lautaro Martinez came off the bench to add the fifth for Inter with a rocket in the 72nd minute, and Caprari scored a consolation goal for Benevento four minutes later.
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
"Never give up. It's a good day. It's nice to get another win as it's been a while and I now need to keep the momentum going," added the Finn, who has generally struggled to match Hamilton's pace this year.
Eleven Shandong players scored. Cao Junwei nailed three 3-pointers to post a game-high 18 points. Yang Hengyu and Wang Yingzhu each collected 16 points.
The other three swimmers were Yan Zibei from Hubei, Jiangsu's Zhang Yufei, who broke the Asian record of the women's 100m butterfly on Tuesday, and youngster Yang Junxuan from Shandong.