Strengthening U.S.-China Relations through Sports

V.P. Biden Visits the Hoyas in China.

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke greet the Georgetown Mens basketball team in their locker room before an expo game against China, in Beijing, China, August 17, 2011. August 17, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Shortly after arriving in Beijing, Vice President Biden joined Georgetown men's basketball fans at the Olympic Sports Center to cheer on the Hoyas in an exhibition game against the Shanxi Zhongyu Brave Dragons -- a member of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).

The team's two-week visit to China reflects an ongoing push to expand people-to-people exchanges between our two countries, as well as an effort to strengthen the U.S.-China relationship through sport.

Amy Dudley is Deputy Press Secretary to the Vice President