FAST FIVE: "Desperate To Come Home": American Siblings Trapped By China's "Exit Ban" For More Than A Year
“Desperate To Come Home”: American Siblings Trapped By China's “Exit Ban” For More Than A Year Victor and Cynthia Liu, two American siblings, have been trapped in China for more than a year due to a so-called “exit ban” by the Chinese government.
Liu has been accused by the Chinese government of being involved in a $1.4 billion fraud and he fled China in 2007.
Cynthia Liu said in a video she recorded in May 2019: “This man abandoned my family many years ago.
Victor Liu was planning on starting his sophomore year at Georgetown and Cynthia was set to return to her consulting job in New York.
But just days before her long-awaited freedom, a civil case involving a lease dispute was brought against her which she described to her lawyer Chen Jiangang as 'fictitious' and designed to prevent her from leaving China.” Feng Chongyi, an associate professor of China Studies at the University of Technology in Australia, concluded: “China's security forces have used exit bans more and more frequently because this punishment can apply to a very large number of people with little administrative costs.” He said of his own detention in China in 2017: “I was extremely lucky to receive overwhelming international media campaign and immediate high level intervention from governments of Australia and the US.” Tyler Durden Tue, 09/17/2019 – 19:25 Tags Politics.