Video:China-US basketball diplomacy ends in brawl
Emblematic of China-US relations? A "friendly match" to boost relations between the two countries ended up in a disastrous brawl, as China's military basketball team and Washington's Georgetown University Hoyas ended up brawling in Beijing. This all took place as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was visiting China's capital to smooth out U.S.-China relations.
Tension was reportedly high throughout the game, but a scuffle between two players ended up getting the whole team involved, throwing chairs and exchanging punches on the court. Biden may have been hoping to repeat history from the Nixon era, when ping-pong diplomacy helped bring China and the U.S. closer together. Sadly, that camaraderie never materialized in this game of hoops.
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