A night celebrating 50 years of Ping Pong Diplomacy
Toni Waterman

The World Table Tennis Championships officially got underway on Tuesday. After the players hung up the paddles for the night - there was a gala commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy; when a young group of American and Chinese table tennis players formed a friendship at the 1971 World Table Tennis Championship, heralding a thaw in relations between the two countries.  

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