US citizen Daniel Hsu in the flat he has been renting in Shanghai. He can’t work legally in China because he has a US passport with an expired visa and the Anhui authorities won’t give him paperwork needed to get a new one. Photo: AP

US family tells of travel nightmare: China bans their exit and father imprisoned without charge

  • Couple trapped in China while teen daughter had to raise herself in US
  • Human rights advocates accuse Beijing of using ‘exit bans’ to take de facto hostages over business disputes
Topic |   US-China relations
US citizen Daniel Hsu in the flat he has been renting in Shanghai. He can’t work legally in China because he has a US passport with an expired visa and the Anhui authorities won’t give him paperwork needed to get a new one. Photo: AP
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