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Ping-pong diplomacy player dies

By Sun Xiaochen ( China Daily ) Updated: 2013-02-13 07:55:31

Obituary | Zhuang Zedong

Ping-pong diplomacy player dies

China's table tennis circle mourned the passing of world champion player and renowned ping-pong diplomat, Zhuang Zedong, who died Sunday at the age of 73 of cancer, in Beijing.

Zhuang played a pivotal role in the "ping-pong diplomacy" that led to the thaw in Sino-US relations in the 1970s.

Ping-pong diplomacy player dies

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