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China providing services to woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago

1 year 4 months 1 week ago Thursday, April 04 2019 Apr 4, 2019 April 04, 2019 2:35 AM April 04, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

BEIJING (AP) - China says it has been informed of the arrest of a Chinese woman at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend and is providing her with consular services.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters Thursday that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston had been notifiied of the March 30 arrest, had gotten in touch with the person involved and was providing her with consular assistance. Geng gave no details.

Yujing Zhang is being held on charges of lying to agents and illegal entering.

Court documents allege 32-year-old Zhang told a Secret Service agent Saturday she was a Mar-a-Lago member there to use the pool.

Agents were later summoned and they say Zhang began arguing during an interview. They say a thumb drive in her possession contained malware.

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