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Ping-Pong Diplomacy in China

In April 1971, China unexpectedly invited the American ping-pong team to compete in Beijing. The invitation to the Americans, the first since the communist takeover in 1949, signaled the possibility of improved U.S.-China relations. NBC News reports on the outcome of the match and the upcoming travels in China awaiting the American athletes.

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    In April 1971, China unexpectedly invited the American ping-pong team to compete in Beijing. The invitation to the Americans, the first since the communist takeover in 1949, signaled the possibility of improved U.S.-China relations. NBC News reports on the outcome of the match and the upcoming travels in China awaiting the American athletes.

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