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Steve Cooley
For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens
For Chinese students at USC, a tragic circle tightens

The messages in Chinese kept flashing across Haowang Wang's phone: Another USC Chinese student had been killed. Shui? Shui? the messages repeated. Who is it? Wang froze briefly, then began making calls he thought he'd never have to make again — to friends, classmates, a funeral home. Two years ago, he and others helped guide Chinese students as they grappled with the murder of two USC graduate students. They tried as best they could to navigate the foreign world beyond the cocoon of the university. Now, he must do it again. "Yinggai de," Wang said. "It must be done." The killing of 24-year-old Xinran Ji on July 24 has drawn the community of...

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