August 18, 2011
Juxtaposition of the Day: Biden China Trip Something of a Riot
Certainly, the battle that broke out on the basketball court ending the “goodwill” game between Georgetown and a Chinese pro team reveals the bilateral tension underlying Biden’s well-choreographed visit to Beijing. Biden was at the game but left before all hell broke loose.
I had a hard time, by the way, choosing between the honor guard combo or this one.
(Video of the fracas showing how scary it really was. More pix.)
(photo 1: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images AsiaPac caption: Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping accompanies U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (R) to view an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on August 18, 2011 in Beijing, China. Biden will visit China, Mongolia and Japan from August 17-25.)screengrab: Reuters via ESPN.)
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