Trump Expeditiously Frees Basketball Players Detained In China

  • 11/14/2017
  • Source: Town Hall
  • by: Christine Rousselle
Trump Expeditiously Frees Basketball Players Detained In China
The three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting while in China are on a flight back[ ]to the United States following President Donald Trump's personal appeal to Chinese President Xi Jinping to assist with the case. 

The three freshmen players, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, had been detained for a week in their hotel rooms in Hangzhou after they were accused of shoplifting from a Louis Vuitton boutique. UCLA was in China for a game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. The three did not play. 
 
Shoplifting is a very serious crime in China and can be punished with multiple years in prison. 

On Monday, President Trump said that he had asked President Xi to do something about the situation, and that he hoped the players would be back in the United States before too long. 
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 Source: Town Hall

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