November 13th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

Chinese lawyers agreed on one thing last week when discussing the complicated case of three UCLA basketball players arrested for shoplifting in Hangzhou, China, where they were visiting to play a game against Georgia Tech. The quickest path to leniency and expediency through the strict and arbitrary Chinese criminal justice system was simple: Have President Donald Trump lobby Chinese President Xi Jinping during Trump’s visit last week to the country. “President Trump can beg mercy to his Chinese counterpart,” Wen Yu, a lawyer based in the South China city of Guangzhou, told Yahoo Sports. Trump probably didn’t “beg” for anything, but the Washington Post reported Monday he did raise the issue with Xi, according to spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Trump “personally” asked Xi “to help resolve the case,” the Post reported, citing an unnamed U.S. official. – Dan Wetzel, sports.yahoo.comRead More

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