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Fun stuff you can't miss about China-US exchanges

( Updated: 2015-09-23 09:21

Politics: From "ping-pong diplomacy" to candid exchange

Fun stuff you can't miss about China-US exchanges

A file photo of Xinhua shows China and US pingpong players exchange gifts at the welcome ceremony in Beijing, China for the visiting US pingpong team on April 13, 1971.

There were no people-to-people exchanges between China and the US in the first 20 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China until the breaking news in 1971 when ping-pong players from both countries met each other and exchanged gifts. "Ping-pong diplomacy" thus became a landmark event in the history of China-US exchanges.

Fun stuff you can't miss about China-US exchanges

The then-American president Richard Nixon visits China on February 21, 1972.

The then-American president Richard Nixon's visit to China on February 21, 1972 signaled the normalization of China-US relationship. Seven years later when the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping visited the US on January 29, 1979, China and the US signed the agreements on cooperation in science and technology, and culture, which deepened bilateral mutual understanding, friendship and trust.

Now political exchanges between the two countries have become norm, candid and diversified from the "ping-pong diplomacy".

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