Table tennis originated from the UK as a derivative of tennis and therefore was so named. It is also known as "Ping Pong" after the sound when it's being played. Chinese people began to get information about the modern table tennis in the early 20th century. It is now very popular among the ordinary people as a sport as well as a way for keeping fit. For more than half a century, China has been playing a dominant role in table tennis, and the achievements made by China in the game has been a brand of the Chinese sports circle. That's why it is honored the "national game" of China. On the other hand, Sweden also plays an important role in table tennis in the world due to its traditional competitiveness in Europe. The confrontation in table tennis between the Asian and European teams greatly promoted the development of the sport throughout the world.
China National Philatelic Corporation will issue a FDC and a commemorative cancellation respectively.