Here's the online front page of the state-run English-language China Daily this afternoon. Welcome to China, Joe Biden! Hey, wasn't that goodwill mission supposed to include a basketball game?
Sure, inter-superpower relations may have decayed to the point where a friendly matchup between the Georgetown Hoyas and the People's Liberation Army Bayi Rockets turned into a Cold War-style foul-fest, which turned into a chippy Big East aggro-display and thence into a benches-emptying full-court battle royal. But that doesn't make it news. The basketball game is nowhere to be seen in the goodwill-tour coverage on the official story feed ("US vice president has noodles for lunch"). Harmonious society prevails.