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Trump asked Chinese leader to help resolve case involving UCLA basketball players

Security guards walk through the hotel in Hangzhou, China, where three UCLA basketball players are staying. (Gaochao Zhang / For The Times)
Security guards walk through the hotel in Hangzhou, China, where three UCLA basketball players are staying. (Gaochao Zhang / For The Times)

President Trump has asked China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players being detained at a hotel in Hangzhou for allegedly shoplifting.

China is "working on it right now," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, just as his plane was about to take off from Manila, the final leg of his 12-day trip to Asia.

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