Table tennis, known as ping pang qiu in China, is a popular and revered game in China. For a long time it was really the only sport in China, sort of like football, basketball and baseball all rolled into one, except a hundred times more popular. And we had Ping-Pong. Table tennis is the most popular racket sport in world. It is the perfect sport for cramped China.
This list of table tennis players is alphabetically ordered by surname. More detailed information about their careers is available in the individual players' articles, and in the ITTF database. Only table tennis players included in the ITTF database who achieved at least one medal in one of the considered competitions can be listed here. A picture of players who achieved an Olympic gold medal in a single event is shown.
The Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships is a annual table tennis tournament regarded as continental championships between juniors and cadets. Cadet Championships added from 2nd. The table below gives an overview of all host cities and countries of the Asia Championships.