Friday, August 19, 2011

Chinese Brawl

The goodwill games between U.S. and China in China ended in fighting, clawing, scratching and chair-throwing on Thursday. What can we learn from this? Well, I don't know, mostly I think it is sad and despair-making.

I mean, these are our AMBASSADORS. You know, those people tasked with patching up rough spots in one countries dialog with another? The bridge-builders who connect two disparate sides of basic, bitter and long-lasting disagreements.

When these guys are throwing chairs at each other and being pelted with debris from the crowd watching, it is tough to see how anything will change. As a species, we are pretty prone to violence.


Chinese Vice Foreign Minsiter Cui Tiankai said Bayi members went to Beijing airport to see off the Georgetown team and the sides exchanged souvenirs.
“My understanding is that it’s all cleared up,” Cui told reporters at a briefing on Vice President Joe Biden’s ongoing visit to China. 
Good to know Mr. Cui has put it behind him...

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