Joe Biden’s recent trip to China is turning into a farce as petty diplomatic incidents erupt in Beijing. A Chinese basketball team playing a “friendly” match with Georgetown literally beat down and stomped American players over a disputed foul, forcing the Americans to cut the game short to beat an ignominious retreat under a hail of missiles hurled by patriotic Chinese fans. At one of Biden’s speeches, Chinese officials told reporters to leave before he finished, and when American reporters objected beefy Chinese guards started shoving them around.
Only minutes into Biden’s remarks, Chinese officials had begun to direct reporters toward the exits. Most reporters and the vice president’s staff objected, saying it was important to cover the entirety of Biden’s opening statement, as had been the agreement between officials beforehand.
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