The short clip, shared by the Republican National Committee, features Newsom trying to show off his ball-handling skills for the cameras, then crashing into one of the children attempting to defend him as Newsom made a move toward the basket.
The two tumble to the ground in the video, with the governor wrapping him in a bear hug and playfully patting his back as they get up.
A spokesperson for Newsom’s office told Fox News Digital the incident happened while the governor was at Yuying School, a public school in Beijing, where he visited to “see farm-to-school and other agricultural science programs in China.”
The mishap happened during Newsom’s week-long trip to China, where he met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday. Newsom told reporters earlier this week the purposed of the trip was for “turning the page, of renewing our friendship and reengaging (on) foundational and fundamental issues that will determine our collective faith in the future.”
At a press conference after the meeting, Newsom said that he and Xi discussed ways to “accelerate our progress on climate in meaningful and substantive ways.”