Shanghai had been a disappointment.The 54-year-old Australian grandmother had traveled to China in 2014 in hopes of meeting her boyfriend, a man she'd met online years before who claimed to be Capt. Daniel Smith, a U.S. service member. She had fallen deeply in love with him, she said, and flew to Shanghai to at last see him in person. He never showed up.
"A Trip to Meet Her Online Boyfriend in Shanghai Ended in Drug Charges. and Now a Death Sentence." is from the May 24, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Marwa Eltagouri and narrated by Jenny Hoops.