Goodwill game turns violent as Hoyas battle Chinese pros in Beijing

Brawl comes as VP Biden meets with Chinese officials

An exhibition basketball game between the Georgetown Hoyas and a Chinese professional team erupted into a bizarre melee Thursday, with players wrestling violently and trading punches while the Beijing crowd peppered the Americans with full water bottles and debris. With spectators flooding the court, the Georgetown coach pulled his team from the game with nine minutes still on the clock. The brawl came at an awkward time for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who is in the middle of a five-day bridge-building trip in China. Economic tensions between the two giants are running high, with the Chinese, America’s largest foreign creditors, calling on the U.S. to get its fiscal house in order.

Washington Post


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