fredag 4. oktober 2019

Explainer: Trump's claims and Hunter Biden's dealings in China

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday called on China to investigate Joe Biden, a leading Democratic contender in the 2020 race for the White House, about the involvement of Biden’s son in a fund that sought to raise Chinese capital. Trump accuses the younger Biden of using his position of influence to secure the financial backing of China for his investments. He has not provided evidence to support this claim and Hunter Biden has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.

Trump has alleged that Hunter Biden got China to invest $1.5 billion in a fund he was involved in soon after accompanying his father on a trip to Beijing in December 2013, when Joe Biden was still vice president. “When Biden’s son walks out of China with $1.5 billion in a fund, and the biggest funds in the world can’t get money out of China, and he’s there for one quick meeting and he flies in on Air Force Two, I think that’s a horrible thing,” Trump said last month.