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Ping Pong Diplomacy

The Dennis Rodman Strangeluv Show

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Allen Schmertzler

Rodman may have egotistical fantasies of winning another gold ring with a "magical basketball hoops" replay of "Ping-Pong Diplomacy," but his visits will not result in any positive diplomatic breakthroughs.

Dennis Rodman: 'Buffoon' or 'Breakthrough'?

Saul Gitlin | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Saul Gitlin

Rodman, with his flamboyant, eccentric, unpredictable, and unscripted style, may well be guilty of purely self-serving motives. But even then, does he not deserve some credit for becoming the first American to not only meet Kim in his role as leader, but to actually engage him?

The Legacy of Ping-Pong Diplomat Zhuang Zedong

The Diplomat | Jonathan DeHart | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

Over the past decade a mounting wave of celebrity Asian athletes has arrived on Western shores. Big names in basketball like Yao Ming and baseball’s...

Ping Pong Diplomacy

AP | By BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Much has changed since the age of "ping pong diplomacy" 40 years ago when nine American players first looked across the...

Mayor Hosts SF's First Citywide Ping Pong Tournament In Chinatown

Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.13.2011 | San Francisco

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy (the 1971 U.S. and Chinese ping pong tournament in Beijing that helped ease bitter Chinese-U....

Ping Pong Propagandists

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Snow

I don't concern myself with what two consenting adults with an age gap wish to do in their private lives. I'm just thankful that my longtime love is gaining some respectability.