Ping Pong Diplomacy: Made in Japan
By John Darwin Van Fleet
Remembering the Chinese, Japanese, and American table tennis players who paved the way for a historic diplomatic opening.
A New Phase for China’s Ping-Pong Diplomacy in Syria
By Sophie Zinser
Young Syrian table tennis star Hend Zaza is China-bound, just as China’s ambitions in the Levant intensify.
Interview with Nicholas Griffin
By Justin McDonnell
The Diplomat interviews Nicholas Griffin, the author of Ping-Pong Diplomacy
Why Rodman’s Trip Isn’t Ping Pong Diplomacy
Dennis Rodman may be winning the hearts of North Korean fans, but this trip isn’t statecraft.
The Legacy of Ping-Pong Diplomat Zhuang Zedong
Ping-pong legend Zhuang Zedong, who helped open U.S.-China diplomatic relations, has died at 72.