美国球员在杭州行窃被捕,特朗普向习近平求情

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年11月15日 作者:纽约时报中文网

上周四,美国总统特朗普和中国国家主席习近平在北京。
上周四,美国总统特朗普和中国国家主席习近平在北京。

上周,加州大学洛杉矶分校三名篮球运动员在中国杭州涉嫌入店行窃被捕。特朗普总统周二证实,他曾就此事向中国国家主席习近平求情。

“我和习近平主席进行了很好的交谈。”特朗普在离开菲律宾、结束其12天的亚洲之旅时对记者说。“他们做的事令人遗憾。你知道,你谈论的是很长的刑期。他们不是闹着玩的。”

在中国,司法系统的定罪率很高,盗窃可以被处以几天到几年的刑期。

特朗普说,他希望习近平主席能够帮助这几名球员。他强调,“发生在他们身上的”是一个“非常、非常棘手的情况”。

这三名运动员分别为里安吉洛·鲍尔(LiAngelo Ball)、科迪·莱利(Cody Riley)和贾伦·希尔(Jalen Hill)。他们本来是随队到杭州参加比赛的。三人被控在下榻的酒店旁边的一家路易威登(Louis Vuitton)店内盗窃太阳眼镜,于上周二被捕,一天后获得保释,但据报道称被软禁在酒店内。

特朗普与上周访华期间与习近平建立了融洽的关系。当两人周日在越南举行的经济首脑会议上再次会面时,特朗普向习近平提出了这个案子。

“他很棒,”特朗普说。“习主席在这件事上表现得很棒。”

特朗普说,他是在周末才得知这个案子的,他表示希望这些球员能够很快回到美国。加州大学洛杉矶分校在一份声明中说,校方已得知此事,并正与当地官方合作。

本文根据《纽约时报》记者Mark Landler的报道编译。

Trump Asks Xi for Help on U.C.L.A. Players Arrested in China

MANILA — President Trump confirmed on Tuesday that he had appealed to President Xi Jinping of China on behalf of three basketball players from the University of California, Los Angeles, who were arrested last week in Hangzhou, China, on suspicion of shoplifting.

“I had a great conversation with President Xi,” Mr. Trump told reporters as he was leaving the Philippines after a 12-day trip to Asia. “What they did was unfortunate. You know, you’re talking about very long prison sentences. They do not play games.”

In China, where the justice system has a very high conviction rate, theft can bring punishment ranging from a few days to years in prison.

Mr. Trump said he hoped the Chinese president would help the players: LiAngelo Ball, a freshman guard; and Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, both freshman forwards. He emphasized that it was a “very, very rough situation, with what happened to them.”

The three men were arrested this past Tuesday, accused of stealing designer sunglasses from a Louis Vuitton store next to their hotel in Hangzhou, in eastern China, where they were planning to play in a tournament. They were released on bail last Wednesday but were reportedly confined to the hotel.

Mr. Trump has made much of his personal rapport with Mr. Xi, who hosted a lavish state visit last week for the president in Beijing. The two leaders met again at an economic summit meeting on Sunday in Vietnam, where Mr. Trump raised the case.

“He’s been terrific,” the president said. “President Xi has been terrific on that subject.”

Mr. Trump, who said he had learned of the case only at the weekend, said he hoped the players would be able to return to the United States soon. U.C.L.A. said in a statement that it was aware of the situation and was cooperating with the local authorities.