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#41 UKUGA

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Posted November 13, 2017 - 11:14 AM

http://www.foxnews.c...eport-says.html

President Trump personally asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of three UCLA basketball players who were arrested for shoplifting while in China for a tournament last week, according to a report Monday.

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Posted November 13, 2017 - 11:28 AM

Can’t really compare to being held in North Korea. I would kill myself before being tortured like him. That was scary and sad AF.

Incredibly dumb for those bruins to act up in a foreign country. Hopefully they can make it right quickly. What are they accused of stealing?


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https://www.hrw.org/...china-and-Tibet

 

More than three decades after pledging to “reform and open up,” there are few signs the Chinese Communist Party intends to change its authoritarian posture. Under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, who will remain in power until 2022 and possibly beyond, the outlook for fundamental human rights, including freedoms of expression, assembly, association and religion, remains dire.

 

China made modest improvements in a few areas in 2016. These include trial regulations promulgated in February that may reduce the rate of pretrial detention, the Supreme People’s Court’s continued efforts to retry cases of wrongful convictions and executions, and the acceptance by courts of discrimination cases brought by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. But such developments pale in comparison to the government’s systematic efforts to silence independent civil society voices, its passage of abusive new laws, and a highly politicized anti-corruption campaign that is further undermining an already weak judicial system.


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Posted November 13, 2017 - 11:29 AM

Right.

POTUS: Tell you what...you give us that Ball kid back, and we'll let you keep hacking all our major companies, newer technologies (see wind turbine theft among others), software pirating, intercepting our fighter jets, take over the global leadership role from the US, and outmaneuvering everything we try on the world stage and we'll call it even.

 

Good negotiation 

 

Sounds like you are well-versed in international diplomacy. 


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Posted November 14, 2017 - 06:54 AM

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Those kids are fortunate. 

 

 

UCLA freshmen LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, who have been detained in China for the past week on suspicion of shoplifting, are headed back to the United States and are scheduled to arrive later Tuesday in Los Angeles, a source confirmed to ESPN.

 

The players were seen checking into a Los Angeles-bound Delta flight at Shanghai's Pudong International Airport, airline staff told The Wall Street Journal, who first reported that the players were heading back to the U.S.

 

Delta's flight tracker currently shows that two planes departed from Shanghai at around the same time Tuesday night, and both are scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at around 5 p.m. local time.

 

Their return came hours after President Donald Trump said he was hopeful that they would be allowed to return home after he had a long conversation with China's president, Xi Jinping.

 

"They're working on it right now," Trump told reporters in the Philippines as he prepared to return to Washington after a nearly two-week visit to Asia that included an earlier stop in Beijing. "He's been terrific," Trump said, in an apparent reference to Xi.

 

The players were questioned last week about allegedly stealing sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to the team's hotel in Hangzhou, where the Bruins had been staying before leaving for Shanghai to face Georgia Tech on Saturday. They were released on bail early Wednesday morning and have been staying at a lakeside hotel in Hangzhou since then.


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Posted November 15, 2017 - 02:43 PM

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Posted November 18, 2017 - 03:18 AM

LiAngelo looked like he was feeling so awful about the situation in the airport. I kinda feel for the guy. What happened in China wasn't his fault, and the punishment from UCLA was excessive. If he wasn't being fed all this crap about having his own shoe and helping start his own brand, he would be more concerned about developing his game at UCLA and studying off the court. Instead he's being bullied into someone else's vision.


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