Trump personally asked Chinese president to resolve case of detained UCLA players

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:01:58 AM. President Donald Trump said he has personally appealed to Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested for alleged shoplifting in China last week and now potentially face lengthy jail time. 'When I heard about it two days ago, I had...
President Donald Trump said he has personally appealed to Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested for alleged shoplifting in China last week and now potentially face lengthy jail time. Interested in China? Add China as an interest to stay up to date on the latest China news, video, and analysis from ABC News. China Add Interest "When I heard about it two days ago, I had a great conversation with President Xi," Trump told reporters on Air Force One shortly after taking off today from Manila, Philippines. "What they did was unfortunate. You know, you're talking about very long prison sentences. They do not play games," he said of the Chinese justice system. The Associated PressFILE - UCLA NCAA college basketball players, Liangelo Ball, left, and Cody Riley are shown in these file photos. The UCLA basketball team is heading back to Los Angeles without three players arrested on shoplifting charges in China, according to a re The three freshmen UCLA basketball players were arrested in China on shoplifting charges last Tuesday. Among the arrested was LiAngelo Ball, younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball. Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were also arrested. The men were released on bail early Wednesday morning, but were required to stay in their Hangzhou hotel until the legal process is over, which could take days, weeks or even months, ESPN reported. Xi was "terrific" in response to his...Read more
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