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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