Ping Pong Diplomacy

At the start of the 1970s, the United States and Maoist China were cold war enemies.

Then the world table tennis championships of 1971 helped improve relations between the two countries.

Sporting Witness hears from the American ping-pong players invited on a pioneering visit to China.

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10 minutes

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Mon 14 Nov 2011 03:50 GMT

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