The Tiptree cueman sparkled in the Far East to take a step closer to winning this year's three-day competition.
But while Carter, Hong Kong potter Marco Fu and Chinese prodigy Ding Junhui all won their quarter-final matches, seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry crashed to a surprise defeat.
Hong Kong's Fu, this season's Aberdeen Grand Prix champion, was a comfortable 4-1 winner over Chinese cueman Liang Wenbo.
Local favourite Ding eased to a 4-1 victory over Chinese compatriot Liu Chuang, who made his debut at the Crucible last month.
And there was also success for this season's Crucible finalist Carter as he impressed with a 4-2 win over Chinese potter Cao Hei Sheng.
However, Crucible legend Hendry was whitewashed 4-0 by promising Chinese play Jin Long.
Saturday will see both semi-final matches played, with the showcase final scheduled for Sunday.