SWEDEN'S world champion Jorgen Persson heads the list of stars coming to the US$50,000 Hongkong leg of the three-tournament Epson World All-Stars Tour at the Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai on June 12 and 13. Persson, ranked fourth in the world, took part in the inaugural Hongkong event two years ago but was beaten in the semi-final by eventual winner Ma Wenge of China. The 27-year-old right-hander did not return last year and Sweden was instead represented by Jan-Ove Waldner and Erik Lindh, but he jumped at the chance to come again when the invitation was extended. Persson will be looking to avenge his Hongkong defeat two years ago as Ma, the current world number three and 1992 Olympic Games bronze medallist, has also confirmed his participation. Hongkong has always been a good hunting ground for Ma, who captured his second title here last year by winning the Asian Cup. Another Chinese to have confirmed his entry is fast-rising Wang Tao, who is ninth in the world rankings. Wang is more notable for being a doubles player, winning a gold medal at last year's Barcelona Olympic Games and also the mixed crown at the 1991 World Championships. The 25-year-old, however, is also making his mark individually, and proved his ability at the recent Japan Open where he won both the singles and doubles titles. Hongkong number one Lo Chuen-tsung has also been given a berth in the eight-man field but the remaining four places have yet to be confirmed. Lo, who plays for Levaillois in the French league, is ranked 40th in the world but he is the 1985 World Championship bronze medallist and can bank on his vast experience when he performs before his home crowd. South Korea's Kim Taek-soo, the world number four, has been invited back to defend the Hongkong title but he has yet to give organisers a reply.