According to a thread on mytt, each country can send four players to the trials and there shall be rounds of qualification with each round taking a player from each of the Asian regions (ITTF demarcates 5). The current entrants are the Chinese top 4 for China so ZJK is very much in the running as are the other three.
Well, this article seems to end all the foolish speculation that people feel Liu Gouliang, by some bizarre turn of events, will prevent 2 of these 4 from entering the trials because he favors someone specific.
LGL is sane. He wants these 4 to compete and earn their spots. This is the same ethic that causes China to have trials for the WTTC events.
So, hopefully we won't hear too many more conspiracy theories. YOU HAVE TO WIN YOUR SPOT TO QUALIFY. I know, I said that months ago, years ago, in fact, since people complained that LGL had something against Ma Long and therefore chose ZJK and Wang Hao over ML for the 2012 Olympics. MA LONG DID NOT QUALIFY TO PLAY IN THE 2012 OLYMPIC SINGLES. This year we will get to watch the trials for the Olympic games and see who performs best under pressure for those honors.