Table Tennis in China
Ma Long is currently one of the highest-ranked Chinese table tennis players and the highest-ranked player in the world.
Ping pong is the official name for the sport of table tennis in China. Apart from the national representative team, the table tennis community in China continues to produce many world-class players, and this depth of skill allows the country to continue dominating recent world titles.
The sport played an important role in China's international relations; in April 1972, the US table tennis team were invited to visit China, an event later called "Ping Pong Diplomacy".
Table tennis is the most popular sport in China today, with an estimated 300 million players!