Fifty years on, China ramps up ‘ping-pong diplomacy’ in South Pacific

Inside a Chinese-funded facility perched on a steep hill overlooking Port Moresby’s sparkling harbour, Papua New Guinea’s best table tennis players are honing techniques picked up months earlier on a sponsored trip to Shanghai.

China’s backing is helping the sport, also known as ping-pong, establish an unlikely foothold in the Pacific nation better known for its love-affair with rugby league.

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