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Politics Donald Trump Jr. Says Chinese 'Investment in Hunter Biden' Will Affect Joe Biden's China Policies

07:20  16 february  2021
07:20  16 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Biden Hints at 'Extreme Competition' With China, Says There's No Need for Conflict

  Biden Hints at 'Extreme Competition' With China, Says There's No Need for Conflict Biden will return to multilateral foreign policy to combat the growing global threat of China, he said in a CBS Evening News interview airing in full Sunday evening."We need not have a conflict, but there's going to be extreme competition," Biden said to anchor Norah O'Donnell in an interview to air in full Sunday evening on CBS Evening News. Referring to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, he said, "I'm not going to do it the way that he knows. And that's because he's sending signals as well. I'm not going to do it the way Trump did.

Mr Biden will abandon aspects of Mr Trump ’ s China policy that he views as harmful to openness and tolerance. Mr Biden believes that more foreigners should be recruited to American campuses, and that America gains from their presence. Investigations will continue into suspected espionage involving Chinese researchers, but Mr Biden ’ s administration may tone down Trumpian rhetoric that instilled fears among ethnic Chinese living in America of a “red scare” fuelled, in part, by racial hostility towards them.

Joe and Hunter Biden . Trump ’s remarks came after he reiterated his call for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to start an investigation of the Bidens . Hunter Biden was on the board of BHR from the outset, but he did not own an equity stake in the company until October 2017, after his father had left office, George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden , told Politifact. Mesires said Hunter Biden ’ s capital commitment in the venture is 0,000 and he has not received any earnings from the investment .

In a Monday night interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, former President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., said that Chinese "investment in Hunter Biden" will affect President Joe Biden's policies towards China.

Donald Trump Jr. wearing a suit and tie: In a Monday interview with Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, former President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. said that Chinese © Chip Somodevilla/Getty In a Monday interview with Fox News commentator Sean Hannity, former President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr. said that Chinese "investment in Hunter Biden," the current President Joe Biden's son, is driving President Biden's policies towards China. In this August 24, 2020 photo, Donald Trump Jr. pre-records his address to the Republican National Convention at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC.

"China, tells us what we're going to be doing," Trump Jr. said. "You know, that billion dollars to Hunter, that didn't come for free. That was a great return on investment for the Chinese because they know they can get away with it, and our political class will say nothing because they've been on the take in the same way for decades."

DOJ purging all Trump-appointed U.S. attorneys — except the one investigating Hunter Biden

  DOJ purging all Trump-appointed U.S. attorneys — except the one investigating Hunter Biden Merrick Garland still not confirmed, but Biden's team breaks from Trump's use of DOJ to do his bidding Joe Biden and Hunter Biden Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images

" China should start an investigation into the Bidens ," said Mr Trump . The Democrats accuse Mr Trump of dangling military aid as a way to press Ukraine to dig dirt on Mr Biden . Mr Biden responded by tweeting: "The idea of Donald Trump attacking anyone' s integrity is a joke." Mr Trump has accused Mr Biden and his son Hunter of corruption in their political and business dealings in Ukraine and China , without offering specific evidence. When Hunter Biden joined Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma in 2014, questions were raised about a potential conflict of interest for his father.

What Joe Biden ' s win means for the world. "Manufacturing's gone in recession. Agriculture lost billions of dollars that taxpayers had to pay. We're going after China in the wrong way," he said . Instead Biden appears to favor building a global coalition to force China into liberalizing its economy. "What I'd make China do is play by the international rules, not like he has done," Biden said during his second debate with Trump in October. "We need to be having the rest of our friends with us saying to China , 'These are the rules. You play by them, or you're going to pay the price for not playing by them economically'."

In the months before the November presidential election, Trump and his campaign surrogates repeatedly alleged that Hunter Biden had used his father's previous role as Obama's Vice President to assist his business deals in China and Ukraine.

However, the allegations failed to sway voters and were disavowed as untrue by both Hunter Biden's attorney and Biden's campaign spokesperson. A mid-September 2020 Senate Republican report on Hunter Biden's business dealings also found no proof of actual criminal financial activity by Hunter Biden nor did it present concrete evidence of wrongdoing by Biden.

Nevertheless, Hunter Biden is facing an investigation by federal prosecutors in Delaware lead by state U.S. Attorney David Weiss. Weiss is working with the IRS Criminal Investigation agency and the FBI to issue subpoenas and seek interviews in pursuit of possible wrongdoing, CNN reports.

Call between Biden and China’s Xi portends rocky road in post-Trump era

  Call between Biden and China’s Xi portends rocky road in post-Trump era The president pressed human rights concerns such as Hong Kong, Taiwan and Xinjiang, which Beijing sees as nonnegotiable issues of sovereignty. In the call Wednesday evening U.S. time, Chinese leader Xi Jinping spoke in conciliatory tones about the importance of a healthy bilateral relationship, according to the Chinese state broadcaster. But Xi pointedly warned President Biden to “act prudently” on the three regions, where China’s forceful policies have drawn U.S. condemnation.

Donald Trump Jr . targeted former Vice President Joe Biden ’ s son Hunter Biden on Monday, pointing out that he cashed out on a deal with China while traveling with his father. Trump Jr . spoke at a rally for his father in Pennsylvania, pointing to a recent quote from Biden about China not being a threat to the United States. “He’s running around saying that China is not a threat. Guess what boys and girls? China has been stealing the American dream from all of you, from your kids, from your grandkids for decades, and this clown doesn’t think it’s a problem?” he asked. “No. You know why?

As president, Joe Biden will face deep dilemmas, and a lot of unfinished business, stemming from President Trump ’ s multiyear onslaught against China . He shows no sign of letting up in his final days in office: On Thursday, Mr. Trump issued an executive order barring investments in Chinese firms with military ties. The hard choices for Mr. Biden will include deciding whether to maintain tariffs on about 0 billion worth of Chinese imports, which have raised costs for American businesses and consumers, or whether to relax those levies in exchange for concessions on economic issues or other

One matter under investigation is the gifting of a 2.8-carat diamond to Hunter Biden by Ye Jianming, the founder and former chairman of the CEFC China Energy firm, when the two met to discuss potential business deals.

"I knew it wasn't a good idea to take it," Hunter told The New Yorker in 2019, adding that he passed it on to another associate. Ye was detained in China in 2018 for corruption and bribery charges.

Hunter also briefly acted as a lawyer for Patrick Ho, who headed a CEFC-backed organization and in 2018 was convicted of paying millions of dollars in bribes to officials in Chad and Uganda, to promote CEFC energy deals.

Democrats worry that the Hunter Biden investigation may serve primarily to discredit the Biden's administration. The investigation could also potentially create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping as he has recently launched a public campaign against corruption.

As WHO coronavirus mission leaves empty-handed, China claims propaganda win

  As WHO coronavirus mission leaves empty-handed, China claims propaganda win The trip yielded scant new information on the pandemic’s origins but plenty of ammunition for Beijing, which has spread the view that the virus came from elsewhere. The WHO's headline announcement — that it would rule out the possibility the virus accidentally leaked from a Wuhan lab — was hailed by Chinese officials and in state media as effectively silencing claims that China was hiding secrets and trying to deflect blame.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said he would remove Donald Trump ’ s tariffs on imports from China , which are taxes on U. S . consumers and companies. An aide later asserted the former vice president “would reevaluate the tariffs upon taking office.” Biden laid out a multilateral approach to dealing with China ’ s trade practices and criticized the Trump administration’ s unilateral approach. “We’re going after China in the wrong way,” he said . “ China is stealing intellectual property. China is conditioning being able to do business in China based on whether or not you have 51% Chinese

Mr. Biden also has said he would restore U. S . membership in the World Health Organization, which Mr. Trump repudiated in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, describing the W.H.O. as a lackey of China . More broadly, Mr. Biden is expected to reverse many of the isolationist and anti-immigrant steps taken during the Trump administration, which are widely seen by Mr. Trump ’ s critics as shameful stains on American standing in the world. Mr. Biden has said he would disband Mr. Trump ’ s immigration restrictions, stop construction of his border wall with Mexico, expand resources for immigrants and

In his first conversation with the Xi last week, "President Biden underscored his fundamental concerns about Beijing's coercive and unfair economic practices, crackdown in Hong Kong, human rights abuses in Xinjiang, and increasingly assertive actions in the region, including toward Taiwan," the White House said.

The call took place on the same day that Biden announced a Pentagon review of national security strategies relating to China.

Newsweek contacted the White House for comment.

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