Houston prepares for World Table Tennis Championships

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Japan’s Tomokazu Harimoto reacts during the table tennis men’s team bronze medal match against South Korea’s Jang Woo-jin at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The countdown is on. The World Table Tennis Championships in Houston, Texas is less than a week away. It’s the first time the games are being held in the United States – a nod to the 50th anniversary of Ping Pong Diplomacy. Teams are already starting to trickle in – including the Chinese team, which arrived in the city early Wednesday morning. CGTN’s Toni Waterman got a behind-the-scenes look at how Houston is preparing for the ping pong extravaganza.