In this photo taken in April 1972 and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Zhuang Zedong, right, shakes hands with U.S. table tennis player Glenn Cowan during a visit to the United S

 

              In this photo taken in April 1972 and released by China
In this photo taken in April 1972 and released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Zhuang Zedong, right, shakes hands with U.S. table tennis player Glenn Cowan during a visit to the United States. Zhuang a key figure in 1971's groundbreaking "pingpong diplomacy" between China and the U.S., died at the age of 72 in Beijing on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. Zhuang won new fame by presenting a gift to Cowan, who had inadvertently boarded a bus carrying the Chinese team at the World Championships in Nagoya, Japan. Zhuang and Cowan were photographed together, creating an international sensation at a time when China and the U.S. were bitter Cold War rivals. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xu Bihua) NO SALES