Basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill attend a press conference on Wednesday at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. Photo: Reuters Basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill attend a press conference on Wednesday at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. Photo: Reuters
Basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill attend a press conference on Wednesday at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump tells UCLA trio to thank Xi Jinping for releasing them from China

US president wishes freed shoplifting suspects a ‘great life’ and warns them of the ‘many pitfalls on the long and winding road’

Topic |   US-China relations
Basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill attend a press conference on Wednesday at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. Photo: Reuters Basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill attend a press conference on Wednesday at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. Photo: Reuters
Basketball players Cody Riley, LiAngelo Ball and Jalen Hill attend a press conference on Wednesday at UCLA in Los Angeles, California, after flying back from China where they were detained on suspicion of shoplifting. Photo: Reuters
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