Ping-Pong Diplomacy


Subject:
International Governments , Sports , Foreign Relations , Table Tennis

Description:
This brief article discusses the era of "ping-pong diplomacy," which started in 1971 when the U.S. table tennis team "got a surprise invitation from their Chinese colleagues to visit the People's Republic. Time magazine called it 'The ping heard round the world.' And with good reason: no group of Americans had been invited to China since the Communist takeover in 1949." Discusses events that followed during the administration of President Richard Nixon. From Smithsonian Magazine.

Creator:
DeVoss, David A.

Publisher:
Smithsonian Magazine

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/pingpong.html


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