Former Vice President Joe Biden has already met the minimum threshold for corruption required to be a Democratic presidential candidate. Biden has spent the better part of a week dodging questions about his son’s shady foreign business dealings, including securing a $1.5 billion investment from China which coincided with Joe’s “diplomatic work” as vice president. The issue has been brought up a couple of times this week while Biden was campaigning, but he refused to provide any answers. He even went to the extent of having his staffers block reporters who approached him.
“At two separate campaign stops on Monday, Biden avoided questions about his son while his staff blocked reporters from approaching the candidate,” according to ABC News.
Hunter Biden’s former business dealings with Ukraine and China are not new developments, but they bubbled back up after Biden dismissed China’s threat at a May campaign event. “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. They can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the East. I mean in the West. They can’t figure out how they are going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what: they’re not competition for us.”
Biden’s comments received an astronomical amount of backlash from both parties, leading to him softening his tone. “You bet I’m worried about China—if we keep following Trump’s path,” Biden said in a prepared Iowa speech. “While Trump is tweeting, China is making massive investments in technologies of the future. While Trump is attacking our friends, China is pressing its advantage all over the world,” he added.
A book written by Breitbart News Senior Contributor Peter Schweizer, “Secret Empires” details all of Hunter Biden’s fraudulent foreign business dealings. A Breitbart News report written by Schweizer said “in 2013, Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden’s firm signed a billion-dollar deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government’s Bank of China ten days after Joe and Hunter Biden flew to China aboard Air Force Two. The newly formed investment fund was named Bohai Harvest RST (BHR).”
Schweizer went into further detail on Breitbart News Tonight:
“In December of 2013, Vice President Joe Biden flies to Asia for a trip, and the centerpiece for that trip is a visit to Beijing, China,” said Schweizer. “To put this into context, in 2013, the Chinese have just exerted air rights over the South Pacific, the South China Sea. They basically have said, ‘If you want to fly in this area, you have to get Chinese approval. We are claiming sovereignty over this territory.’ Highly controversial in Japan, in the Philippines, and in other countries. Joe Biden is supposed to be going there to confront the Chinese. Well, he gets widely criticized on that trip for going soft on China. So basically, no challenging them, and Japan and other countries are quite upset about this.”
Elaborating, Schweizer said, “Well, I think the reason he goes soft on China is because with him on that trip, flying on Air Force Two, is his son Hunter Biden, and ten days after they return from China, Hunter Biden — who has this small firm, he has no background in private equity, he has no background in Chinese finance — gets a whopping $1.5 billion deal from the Chinese government. This is the Chinese government giving Joe Biden and a [John] Kerry confidante the management over this money, and they made huge fees off of this money, and it’s an example of this kind of corruption. That’s the first of three major deals that the Chinese government does with people who are either the children — that is the sons — or close aides to Vice President Biden or Secretary of State John Kerry.”
Donald Trump Jr. has certainly not been shy about pointing out the Biden family’s shady foreign business dealings. He knows that while the mainstream media has remained relatively quiet on the issue, if it were the other way around, it would be on every news platform 24/7. He made sure to bring them up during a speech at his father’s booming reelection rally in Orlando. “Two weeks ago, Joe Biden said, ‘Oh. China. They’re not really a threat.’ Now, I said, ‘Man, that actually rivals and may surpass Obama’s stupidest comment in the history of politics and economics,’” Trump said.
“What do you think would be the media’s reaction if Donald Trump Jr. took $1.50 from the Chinese? Not $1.5 billion like Joe Biden’s son. Just $1.50,” he said. “They would lose their goddamn minds,” he declared, adding that Biden “doesn’t know what the hell he stands for anymore.”