• Short Summary

    The touring table tennis team of the People's Republic of China met the United States public for the first time on Thursday (13 April), when they went on a tour of the giant Chrysler automobile plant in Detroit.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Chinese table tennis team and party seated.
    0.06

    2.
    SV Chinese playing table tennis in Chrysler plant cafeteria.
    0.14

    3.
    SV Onlookers applaud.
    0.18

    4.
    SV Another exhibition match in progress - same location.
    0.30

    5.
    SV EXT. Bus on tour of city.
    0.38

    6.
    SV Chinese party on tour through Chrysler plant.
    0.48

    7.
    SV Automobile parts.
    0.51

    8.
    SV Party through plant.
    1.00

    9.
    GV Automobile on assembly line.
    1.02

    10.
    SV Factory workers talk to Chinese visitors through interpreter.
    1.22



    Initials VS/2202 VS/2215


    SPORT: TABLE TENNIS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The touring table tennis team of the People's Republic of China met the United States public for the first time on Thursday (13 April), when they went on a tour of the giant Chrysler automobile plant in Detroit.

    The 14 players are repaying a visit to China a year ago by a U.S. table tennis team, which established the era of "ping pong diplomacy". This eventually led to President Nixon's visit to peking in February.

    As part of their 16-day tour of the U.S. the Chinese team will attend an official reception at the White House in Washington to meet President Nixon.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4918TYVLCRDJLIOBY2CY8RNSJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4918TYVLCRDJLIOBY2CY8RNSJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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