China News Service, November 29th. Beijing time on the 27th, at the Houston World Table Tennis Championships, Liang Jingkun advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Liam Pitchford 4:3.

During the game, there were fans shouting racially discriminatory remarks to interfere with the contest, but Liang Jingkun resisted the pressure and won.

After scoring the last point, he waved his racket and kissed the national flag on the jersey.

The ITTF subsequently issued a statement stating that it strongly opposes all forms of racism.