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How Hunter Biden Helped China Acquire American Technology

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Hunter Biden may be a liability to his father’s campaign at this point, but he’s been an asset to foreign interests for years.

In addition to his well-known involvement with the Ukrainian firm Burisma, the son of the former vice president and democratic presidential candidate has had many business dealings in China — dealings that have strengthened the communist regime at America’s expense.

Speaking to Maria Bartiromo of Fox News’ Sunday Morning Features, Peter Schweizer, author of the corruption-revealing books Clinton Cash and Profiles in Corruption, said that the story the media has not covered is “about Hunter Biden participating in Chinese efforts to acquire western technology.”

“Let me ask you about [Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States] and the approval that a foreigner needs in order to do an acquisition in the United States,” Bartiromo asked. 

“That’s one of the things that you’ve reported on that these Chinese companies needed, right? They wanted the influence of Joe Biden so that they could get approval to acquire companies. This is what Donald Trump has been trying to put an end to, China coming into the U.S., buying up Silicon Valley and forcing the transfer of technology, giving the Chinese Communist Party a leg up on American technology.”

 

Schweizer replied that Hunter Biden played a crucial role in helping at least one Chinese firm acquire an American technology company.

“You’re exactly right, Maria, and this is a big part, I think, of the missed story,” he said.  “This is not just a story about Hunter Biden and the family getting wealthy. It’s about Hunter Biden participating in Chinese efforts to acquire western technology. In particular, for example, there’s a company called Henniges out of Michigan that produces dual-use technologies that have both military and civilian application, and they are anti-vibration technologies.

“Hunter Biden’s Chinese-funded investment firm partnered with AVIC, which is the largest military contractor in China, and they, together, acquired Henniges, this dual-use technology company in Michigan. It has clear military application.”

The Bidens, however, are not alone in their efforts to empower foreign actors at the expense of their nation. Officials of the Obama State Department were all in and even celebrated the above-described acquisition when successfully completed.

As Schweizer noted:

That deal had to be approved by CFIUS. We know in the emails we’ve now obtained that they were involved in getting approval meaning Hunter Biden’s firm. We now know that once it was approved, they actually had a celebration of this technology transfer at the U.S. embassy with Chinese executives, with the participation of Hunter Biden’s partners, and it was a celebration, and the man that was there — Ambassador Max Baucus, former Senator from Montana — is a long time Biden family friend. So let’s be clear this is not just about the Biden family becoming wealthy from these foreign partners. It’s about the Biden family participating in the transfer of U.S. technologies to China and getting paid for participating in that.

Hunter Biden’s suspicious international business ventures have long been a cause for concern given his father’s public-service career. Those concerns have now come to a boiling point due to recent revelations related to a laptop allegedly owned by the younger Biden on which e-mails were discovered that appeared to indicate that Joe Biden knew of and participated in his son’s influence-peddling abroad. 

In addition, various sources who have reviewed the computer confirm that it contains pictures of underage girls. One America News, for example, viewed the hard drive of Hunter Biden’s laptop and said there were images of minors on it.

Content from the laptop was first publicized by the New York Post, which received it from Trump attorney and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. 

Giuliani received the hard drive from the owner of a computer repair shop who said Hunter Biden abandoned it there.

Aside from photos of underage girls, Giuliani said, the hard drive contained another damning file. Hunter Biden texted his father to say he was accused of “sexually inappropriate” behavior with a 14-year-old girl.

Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said his staff reviewed and independently authenticated the purported e-mails from Hunter Biden’s laptop and called them “as real as real can be.”

The Trump administration has made taking on China one of its signature foreign policy stances. But under a Biden presidency, the United States would become little more than a satellite for the red giant. 

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