Two young Americans, Victor and Cynthia Liu, are ‚Äútrapped‚ÄĚ in China, increasingly desperate and despondent because Chinese authorities have blocked them from leaving for more than a year.
‚ÄúThey are trapped. They are alone. They are desperate to come home,‚ÄĚ David Pressman, the siblings‚Äô New York-based attorney, told USA TODAY. ‚ÄúThey are literally breaking down.‚ÄĚ
The Lius are subject to a so-called ‚Äúexit ban,‚ÄĚ and they‚Äôre not they only ones.
Another American citizen, Huang Wan, says Chinese officials are using a ‚Äúfake‚ÄĚ legal case to prevent her from returning to the United States. An Australian resident, Yuan Xiaoliang, has been barred from leaving China for more than eight months, and her husband, an Australian citizen, has been arrested on suspicion of spying, according to Australia‚Äôs foreign minister. ...