Yellow jersey holder Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the title favorites, which also helped him secure his leading place in the title race.
The veteran opened the score by firing a freekick before the break, then added a second by curling home from the edge of the penalty area in the 73rd minute.
It added that Roma, Porto, Paris Saint-Germain, Ajax and Bayern Munich have also shown interest in the 23-year-old.
Poland now travel to play Bosnia and Herzegovina on Monday, while the Netherlands face Italy. Enditem
In the 69th minute, the Shenzhen side got another goal-scoring opportunity. However, Harold Preciado's close-range shot was saved by Shenhua goalkeeper Zeng Cheng and then John Mary's follow-up header hit the woodwork once again.
Ma, the winner of 2019 World Championships, now ranks No.3 in the men's singles, while his compatriot Fan ranks No.1.
Bayern remains the league's flagship from an international perspective, the official underlined.
The reigning champions visited Sweden with their captain Ronaldo back in the squad after the 35-year-old Juventus forward missed their opening Nations League match due to a toe problem three days earlier.
"We all trained very hard, and I want to thank all the players,"
"This victory is very important to me - I've worked so hard to get this win," said the 27-year-old Kazakh.
Though the visiting Lithuanian team had two good chances on goal in the first half, the score remained 0-0.