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The Past and the Future of Ping Pong Diplomacy

Exactly 50 years after the original Ping Pong Diplomacy event, Ping Pong Diplomacy has continued gathering more momentum as a program led by the ITTF Foundation....

Ping-Pong Diplomacy’ player discusses significance of sports exchange

Hosting the Winter Olympics amid a pandemic is challenging, but “we need to have that human connection and have athleticism”, says Judy Hoarfrost, a former member of the US table-tennis...

Ping-pong ‘diplomats’ recall historic events

By May Zhou (China Daily Global) Three Americans involved in “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” 50 years ago discussed the significance of the matches then and now while expressing optimism for US-China relations....

Reflecting on 50th anniversary of ping-pong diplomacy on both sides of the Pacific amid stalemate in ties

By Wang Wenwen and Zhao Yusha (Global Times) Half a century ago, no one expected the visit of a group of American table tennis players to China would change the global landscape...

Ping Pong Player Who Helped Bridge U.S.-China Diplomacy in 1971 Says ‘Nobody Should Boycott’ the 2022 Olympics

By Sean Neumann (People Magazine) A boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing is not the right way to call attention to China’s mounting human rights violation, says one...

50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China ‘Pingpong Diplomacy’ Faces Challenges

By John Ruwitch (NPR) Judy Hoarfrost remembers the day she walked into China a half-century ago. She was 15 and the youngest member of the U.S. pingpong team, which had...
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