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Hunter Biden is once again in the middle of a scandal regarding his business dealings abroad. This time, because of a Chinese-American secretary who worked for Hunter when he was involved in a multi-million dollar deal with the controversial company CEFC China Energy.
The Daily Mail, which obtained a copy of the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop abandoned in Delaware and has been revealing details of the personal life and business of the president’s son, reported that JiaQi Bao, a 29-year-old Chinese-American secretary, began working for Hunter Biden in 2017 when he reached an agreement with CEFC to create Hudson West III, a joint company.
“At first, emails show the New York-based Bao diligently scheduled flights, hotels and even doctor’s appointments for the president’s son […] But mysteriously, the young assistant also sent him opposition research to help Joe Biden’s 2020 election bid, urged him to take cash from the joint venture’s accounts as the business collapsed and wrote flirty and personal messages and even ended up with Hunter’s military dog tags in her New York apartment – the same tags he can be seen wearing in home-made porn videos he recorded on his laptop.”
Hunter Biden and President Biden’s brother Jim’s ties to the oil company CEFC were close and quite controversial.
“In 2017 Hunter went into business with Patrick Ho, secretary general of Chinese oil giant CEFC,” the report reads. “Hunter described Ho in a call recording on his abandoned laptop as the ‘spy chief of China’, and the Chinese businessman was later surveilled by US law enforcement as a foreign intelligence threat before he was convicted of bribery in 2018.”
The Senate homeland security and finance committees released a joint report in September of 2020. That investigation analyzed Hunter’s business deal with Chinese oil company CEFC, explaining that the company’s ties to the Chinese government existed and that money transferred to Hunter and Jim Biden’s company “raise criminal financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns.”
Patrick Ho, whom Hunter called “China’s spy chief,” was arrested and later convicted in 2018 for bribery in an American federal prosecution, bringing down the business between the president’s son and the oil company.
The Daily Mail clarified that it is still unclear whether Secretary Bao “was aware of Hunter’s partner’s alleged links to the intelligence services at the time – as the New York-based clerical worker has not responded to multiple requests for comment.”
The strange relationship between the Chinese-American secretary and Hunter Biden.
While there is no message from Hunter Biden to Bao that reveals or confirms any personal relationship, the Chinese-American secretary’s messages to the president’s son are quite suggestive.
“One of my New Year’s Wishes is that you could drink less… I will do anything and everything to make you happy so that alcoholic beverages’ widely believed mythical function as a stress reliever won’t be an excuse for indulgence! ‘You have such a charismatic personality and I know you are a super nice person that I’m naturally draw to, so you know, I have your best interest at heart and I want to do something for you to show my appreciation,” Bao wrote in January 2018 to Hunter Biden.
When ‘China spy chief’ Patrick Ho, was arrested, Bao insisted to Hunter that he take the invested money out of the Hudson West III company, created in conjunction with CEFC.
“I’m a bit hesitated to say this to you, because I don’t want you to misunderstood me as a messed up bad girl. However, for your benefit, I can’t hold it back to myself,” the Chinese-American secretary wrote in an email dated March 26, 2018, and marked “confidential.”
“Whatever money from Hudson West, please take them, take as much as possible, or figure out a way to spend them for your own benefit. ‘It doesn’t matter whether the left-over operational fund for Hudson West is labeled as ‘personal goodwill / loan’ or ‘non-recourse’ ‘recourse’ ‘borrowing/drawing’…just take it and keep as much as possible. ‘If you do not take that money, the money would ended up become ‘nobody’s money.’ So it is better to use it for good. ‘Nobody’s money’ means they take away whatever you give up to no body knows where in the system it will end up and whomever stranger might simply take the money for granted.”Part of the Chinese-American secretary’s message to Hunter Biden.
The Mail reported that Hudson West III’s records show that the company was dissolved in November 2018, about eight months after Bao’s email urging Hunter to take out the remaining money in his accounts.
In other emails, the Chinese-American secretary sent Hunter Biden recommendations on how to deal with controversies over her business dealings with Chinese companies and, in addition, also attached negative news about former President Trump to criticize him in front of the media if necessary. Bao attacked Trump’s foreign policy toward China as a failure and also urged Hunter Biden to support his father on the campaign trail.
It is unclear how JiaQi Bao how she came to work with Hunter Biden, whether it was a recommendation from CEFC China Energy or a random hire, but what the Daily Mail did report is that the Chinese-American secretary served as a liaison between Hunter and his Chinese business partners by translating documents and performing administrative tasks for the president’s son.
Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón is a journalist at El American specializing in the areas of American politics and media analysis // Emmanuel Alejandro Rondón es periodista de El American especializado en las áreas de política americana y análisis de medios de comunicación.