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Chinese-U.S. basketball teams shake hands after brawl

English.news.cn   2011-08-20 00:13:40 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Basketball teams from China and the United States shook hands late Thursday after a brawl during a friendly game, Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said Friday.

Chinese coaches and players saw the American team off at the airport and exchanged souvenirs with them on Friday, said Cui at a press conference.

"The American team also invited the Chinese team to visit the U.S. and play games there," he said.

A brawl erupted between the Chinese People's Liberation Army team, or Bayi team, and the U.S. Georgetown University Hoyas on Thursday in a friendly basketball game during U.S. Vice President Biden's visit in China.

Editor: Chen Zhi
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