美国兄弟姐妹在中国“出境禁令”下三年后回国

两个美国兄弟姐妹被阻止离开中国 2018 已经回到美国, their release coming shortly after the United States ended a legal case against a top Huawei executive.

Cynthia and Victor Liu returned to America over the weekend, according to a US official, after more than three years during which they were not allowed to leave 中国 under an “exit ban” despite not facing criminal allegations. Their father, former bank official and fugitive Liu Changming, is wanted in China to face fraud charges.

The exit of the two Americans followed an agreement that allowed Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to return to China from Canada after US prosecutors dropped a fraud case against her.

Within hours of the news of the deal, two Canadians who were arrested shortly after Meng was taken into custody were released from Chinese detention and sent back to Canada. Beijing had denied that those arrests were linked.

The White House on Monday said the Canadians’ release was not a prisoner swap, but that their cases came up in a call between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in a 9 September call.

The Justice Department has said its decision on Meng’s case was decided independently.

“We welcome Cynthia and Victor Liu’s return to the United States on Sunday,” said a state department spokesperson, adding that US consular staff in Shanghai helped facilitate the siblings’ exit.

“We will continue to advocate on behalf of all American citizens in the PRC subject to arbitrary detention and coercive exit bans.“

The White House declined to comment on the Americans who exited China. Cynthia and Victor Liu’s mother, Sandra Han, continues to be detained on criminal charges in China.

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