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Tibetan, Chinese Women’s Soccer Teams Make History With First Encounter

In 1971, a game of ping pong famously led to a meeting between U.S. President Richard Nixon and China's Chairman Mao, and a new era of normalized U.S.-China relations. This past weekend, in the best traditions of sports diplomacy, Chinese and exiled Tibetan players came together at a women’s seven-aside soccer tournament in Germany.  The meeting represented the first recorded encounter between Chinese and dissident Tibetan athletes since the Lhasa uprising of 1959, and the...

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