Chinese-US basketball teams shake hands after brawl

Updated: 2011-08-19 22:30


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BEIJING - 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 US and play games there," he said.

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