• Short Summary

    The United States table tennis team returned to Hong Kong today (Saturday) from their historic trip to the People's Republic of China.

  • Description

    The United States table tennis team returned to Hong Kong today (Saturday) from their historic trip to the People's Republic of China.

    Their one-week visit - the first American sporting delegation to visit China since the Communist take-over in 1949 - has been hailed as the start in a new era in Sino-American relations.

    The 15-strong team crossed the frontier into Hong Kong after a train trip from the southern Chinese city of Canton.

    After completing immigration and customs formalities, they boarded another train for the one-hour trip to the Kowloon railway terminus in Hong Kong.

    A horde of newsmen Scrambled to get near them to hear their experiences in China.

    The team leader, Mr Graham Steenhoven, had nothing but praise for Chinese hospitality. He described the trip as the most memorable experience of his life.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEHWF3GG9QK8CMU4VK54P9NDAN
    Media URN:
    VLVAEHWF3GG9QK8CMU4VK54P9NDAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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