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UCLA Players Aren't the Only Americans Jailed in China

Two Americans spend another Thanksgiving in Chinese jails under spurious charges.
President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping (R) attend a state dinner at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.
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Updated | Too bad Mark Swidan and Wendell Brown don’t play basketball for UCLA. Unlike the three Bruins players China expelled after President Donald Trump intervened in November, Swidan and Brown could spend another Christmas behind bars in China.

While the UCLA players to a shoplifting spree in Hangzhou, which got them arrested by Chinese police, Swidan and Brown are in Chinese jails after questionable trials and refuse to confess to what they say are spurious charges, even though doing so might gain their releases. , an erstwhile business consultant and aspiring artist, was detained in his

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