American Judy Bochenski plays a match against a member of the visiting Chinese table tennis team, in Cobo Hall, Detroit, in 1972. Photo: courtesy of Judy Hoarfrost

Ping-pong diplomacy and US-China relations: the game and the players that changed the course of history

  • Judy Bochenski was involved in one of the most astonishing geopolitical games in the world
  • Then 15 years old, the American table tennis star’s 1971 trip to China would help end the cold war
Topic |   Diplomacy

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American Judy Bochenski plays a match against a member of the visiting Chinese table tennis team, in Cobo Hall, Detroit, in 1972. Photo: courtesy of Judy Hoarfrost
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New York photographer and activist Corky Lee’s 2019 reenactment of the iconic 1869 photograph, but with the descendants of Chinese railroad workers and other Chinese-Americans. Photo: Alan Chin

The Chinese who built America’s Transcontinental railroad are recognised, at last

  • The First Transcontinental Railroad changed America forever, but thousands of men who had toiled on the tracks were erased from history
  • On the 150th anniversary of its inauguration, hundreds of Chinese-Americans gather in Utah to set the record straight
Topic |   Chinese history

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New York photographer and activist Corky Lee’s 2019 reenactment of the iconic 1869 photograph, but with the descendants of Chinese railroad workers and other Chinese-Americans. Photo: Alan Chin
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