The Trump-Xi Meeting in Beijing, Very Briefly

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President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping attend a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People on November 9, 2017 in Beijing.

Trump raised the issue with Xi during their meeting on Saturday, The Washington Post reports, and Xi promised the players will be fairly treated. Theft of this nature is taken much more harshly in China than it is in the United States, and these players are finding that out the hard way. A Bruins representative is staying with the players, and Ball's brother, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball, said their father, Lavar, is remaining in China as well.

The White House confirmed Monday via e-mail the U.S. President has asked his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the legal cases involving UCLA's LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, according to The Washington Post's David Nakamura. Xi promised the players will receive fair treatment and their cases would be handled hastily, Nakamura reports, citing an anonymous US official.

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ESPN's Arash Markazi reported there is surveillance footage of the players shoplifting from Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Salvatore Ferragamo stores, though the video itself has not yet been made public. The players were also not permitted to fly home with the team.

U.S. officials said the State Department normally takes over cases of American citizens when they are arrested overseas and that the U.S. Embassy in Beijing knows the case is ongoing.

LiAngelo Ball declined to comment when reached by phone at his hotel on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

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