ping-pong diplomacy

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

Tuesday I wrote about a “peace truck” and how one person or a duo can make a big difference in broader social change by just finding a way to connect to each other across boundaries in spite of traditionally being enemies.

I read an article in the Washington Post, by Douglas Martin, entitled “Zhuang Zedong, athlete and key figure in 1971 China-US ‘Ping-Pong diplomacy’ dies at 72.” I commend to you the article.

What struck me about it was the fact that a way for diplomacy opened up simply because of a connection between two individuals.

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