[Ed. – Not everything is new here, but the advice of the Chinese female “assistant” is informative. One is always a little taken aback at how banal and greasy it all is. A lot more at the link.]
In 2017, Hunter went into business with Patrick Ho, launching a joint venture Hudson West III with the Chinese conglomerate CEFC, of which Ho was the Secretary General. Jim Biden, Joe Biden’s brother, was also involved in the venture.
The problem with that? I rarely cite CNN, but they have a good description of the nature of the company and its importance to China’s agenda:
Chinese energy giant that had so tightly aligned itself with President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road policy that it was often hard to distinguish between the two.
Plus then there’s the small fact that the U.S. was surveilling Ho as a potential foreign intelligence threat, as the Daily Mail observes. Ho was later convicted and sentenced to three years in a multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe African leaders through contacts made at the United Nations, CNN reports.
The venture with the Bidens collapsed in November 2018, after Ho was arrested in November 2017 and then later convicted.