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Zhuang Zedong dies at 72; helped get 'pingpong diplomacy' rolling
It might have been a chance meeting or a cunning act of propaganda, but the encounter more than 40 years ago between two pingpong champions — one Chinese, the other American — launched what President Nixon would call "the week that changed the world."
By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
February 12, 2013