BAsketball - Arrested UCLA players arrive in USA from China

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US President Donald Trump welcomed China's President Xi Jinping conciliatory comments on trade, easing fears the two economies will careen towards a trade war (AFP Photo/Fred DUFOUR)

US President Donald Trump welcomed China's President Xi Jinping conciliatory comments on trade, easing fears the two economies will careen towards a trade war

US President Donald Trump welcomed China's President Xi Jinping conciliatory comments on trade, easing fears the two economies will careen towards a trade war (AFP Photo/Fred DUFOUR)

- Three American college basketball players arrested in China for shoplifting landed back in Los Angeles Tuesday evening after US President Donald Trump intervened on their behalf. UCLA freshmen players LiAngelo Ball -- the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball -- and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill arrived on a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles and exited the airport from the departures level, avoiding waiting media. Larry Scott, commissioner of the Pacific-12 Conference, said in a statement the trio were on the flight after being allowed to leave Hangzhou, where they were detained a week ago. "The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities," Scott said. "We are all very pleased that these young men have been allowed to return home to their families and university. We are grateful for the role that our Chinese hosts played, and for the courtesy and professionalism of the local authorities."


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