Trump personally asks China's Xi to help LiAngelo Ball

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Trump's first official visit to the region was billed as a push to step up global pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and reduce US trade deficits with South Korea, Japan and China.

"After Trump raised the matter, Xi promised to look into the case and ensure that the players are treated fairly and expeditiously, said a US official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation", the Post reported.

Three UCLA basketball players - including freshman LiAngelo Ball - remain in China after being accused of shoplifting sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store as the rest of the team has flown back to the United States following a game against Georgia Tech on Friday. The athletes were unable to play in the game, and they remain in China awaiting their fate while the rest of their team returned to the US days ago.

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked UCLA basketball while Trump was in China for a state visit, but the conversation wasn't about how good the Bruins will be this season.

Wetzel initially reported that the players may face 3-10 years imprisonment for shoplifting, but according to the China Law Translate, the penalties for shoplifting "can vary greatly".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to The Post that Trump raised the matter with Xi. Under watch by Hangzhou police, they've been staying at a lakeside hotel where they've been unable to leave. News also broke that Chinese authorities reported having surveillance video of the trio stealing from several other stores that same day.

The case is almost a conclusion and indications are that charges against the three players will be reduced. Chief of Staff John F. Kelly has been in touch with the families of the players and spoken with UCLA Coach Steve Alford, and Kelly remains in contact with Chinese authorities, the official added. Neither made any mention of the UCLA players' arrests.

President Donald Trump is making big promises on trade. "We will comment shortly".

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