Vice President turned to an admittedly-incredible source of information to attack Republican Mitt Romney, as he quoted the state-run media outlet in Communist China during a campaign stop in Iowa.

“I’m not the only one who thinks it’s laughable,” Biden said of Romney’s position on President Obama’s handling of China and economic issues. “We’re not the only ones who think it’s laughable. Look, I seldom ever quote the Chinese — official government Chinese news agency.” (For some reason, the audience laughed at that comment, not at the part that Biden said was “laughable.”)

He went on to quote Xinhua’s comment that “it is rather ironic that a considerable portion of this China-battering politician’s wealth was actually obtained by doing business with Chinese companies before he entered politics.