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 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

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 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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