The Ping Pong Diplomats

Garry Richardson recalls an unusual sporting exchange in 1971, involving an American table tennis team's visit which marked the beginning of the end of Chinese isolation.

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Garry Richardson recalls an unusual sporting exchange in 1971 between the US and China.

How President Nixon and table tennis thawed relations between the US and communist China in 1971. With Garry Richardson. From June 2008.

20080621