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John Cao was arrested in March 2017 while traveling back to China from Myanmar with a fellow Christian missionary.

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“I would love to hear directly from President Trump, as he has spoken with the Brunson family, as well as made public statements about pastor Brunson,” Ben canada goose black friday sale Cao said. “I hope my father receives the same attention.”

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