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'Pingpong diplomacy' figure Zhuang Zedong dies

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BEIJING (AP) — Zhuang Zedong, a key figure in 1971's groundbreaking "pingpong diplomacy" between China and the U.S., died Sunday, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. He was 72 and had struggled with cancer since 2008. A three-time world champion in table tennis, Zhuang won new fame by presenting a gift to American player Glenn Cowan, who had inadvertently boarded a bus carrying...