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QuoteIt was an errant driver who stopped to drink instead of drive and hit – a tractor-trailer – hit my children and my wife and killed them.
Quotea series of high paying jobs. Fresh out of college, aged twenty six, Hunter made more money than Joe, whose salary as a US senator at that time was $133,600 per annum.
Quotethe luxury Caron Renaissance rehab facility in Florida for 'anger management'
QuoteIf you refuse to sign the wire Kevin... I will bring suit in the Chancery Court in Delaware – which you know is my home state and I am privileged to have worked with and know every Jugde on the Chancery Court.
Quote«For the past 30, 40 years we have been utilizing the core Power of the United States... Wall Street had a very strong influence on the domestic and foreign affairs of the United States. So, we had a channel to rely on.... Why, between 1992 and 2016, did China and the US, used to be able to settle all kinds of issues. No matter what kind of crises we encountered.. Things were solved in no time [because] at the top of America's core inner circle of Power and influence, we have Our old friends.»But Donald Trump's election in 2016 had disrupted this cozy relationship.«During the US-China war, they [Wall Street] tried to help, and I know that my friends on the US side told me that they tried to help [but] Wall Street couldn't fix Trump.»With comical glee, Di [Dongsheng, an intimate of president Xi] said: «But now we're seing Biden was elected,» and the audience erupted in laughter.
QuoteOn February 2, 2016, Shokin issued warrants for Zlochevsky's arrest and seized 'all movable and immovalble property' belonging to him, including four large houses, two plots of land, and "a Rolls-Royce Phanton car,' reported the Kyiv Post, Interfax-Ukraine and the National Radio Company.Ten days later, Joe phoned President Poroshenko.Five days after the call, Shokin effectively was fired, although it took another month for the Ukrainan parliament to ratify his ousting.In a leaked recording of a consersation between Poroshenko and Joe on February 18, 2016, the Ukrainan president says he has "good news for you. Yesterday I went to meet with the general prosecutor's office and, in spite of the fact that we don't have any corruption charges, we don't have any information about him doing something wrong. I especially asked him... to resign in his position as a state person, and despite of the fact that he has support in the public. And as a finish of my meeting with him, he promise me to give me the statement of resignation, and one hour ago he bring me the written statement of his resignation."Joe lets out a sigh and says "Great."On May 13, 2016, Joe tells Poroshenko: "Congratulations on getting the new prosecutor general... It's going to be critical for him to work quickly to repair the damage Shokin did, and I'm a man of my word, and now that the new prosecutor general is in place we're ready to move forward in signing that new one-billion-dollar loan guarantee."Poroshenko: "Thank you very much indeed for these words of support. Believe me that it was a very tough challenge."Nine months later, under Shokin's successor as prosecutor general, the politician Yuriy Lutsenko, all legal proceedings against Zlochevsky and Burisma were dropped.
QuoteHunter Biden's trip to Beijing aboard Air Force Two in 2013, accompanying his father on an official visit to see the newly elevated President Xi Jinping, was an unmistakable signal to the Chinese business partners that he was a player in the big game.(...)Joe's Chinese connections would unlock doors for his son to the richest sovereign wealth funds and most powerful state-owned enterprises - opportunities that Wall Street titans like Goldman Sachs would kill for.Hunter had something money can't buy: the Biden name and, with it, the promise of special access to the echelons of the American government. Joe lived up to that promise in Beijing, taking time out from his busy schedule to meet with Hunter's new business partner, Jonathan Li (a.k.a. Li Xiangsheng), CEO of the Bank of China-controlled Bohai Capital.(...)But Joe left China empty-handed.By contrast, the trip was a triumph for Hunter, who walked away with his first big deal in China - the Bohai Harvest Rosemont investment partnership (BHR). It would be consummated on December 16, 2013, twelve days after he flew into Beijing on Air Force Two, when the Chinese business license for the new investment fund was issued by Shanghai authorities. Hunter officially became and member of the BHR board.(...)By January 2019, BHR would have $2,5 billion in funds under management, according to board papers on Hunter's laptop. As of July 2021, despite saying he would divest himself of his shareholding when his father took office, Hunter still owned a 10 percent share of BHR. In other words, the son of the US president is in business with the government of Communist China.
QuoteThis accorded with China's Five-Year Plan of 2011, which targeted cross-border investments in food companies, agriculture, seeds, and agri-chemicals. Chinese investment in the agricultural sector grew tenfold in less than a decade. In 2013, an Chinese conglomerate bought the world's largest pork producer, American company Smithfield Foods.BHR's 2015 acquisition of Henniges Automotive, a Michigan car parts maker of anti-vibration technologies with military applications, turned out to be its most controversial investment.In 2017, BHR invested $30 million in Face++, a facial recognition firm whose technology has been linked to Beijing's mass surveillance of Uighur Muslims.
QuoteAfter the election of Donald Trump, annual investment dropped sharply, hitting $29 billion in 2017, collapsing to $5,4 billion in 2018, before rising slightly to $7,2 billion in 2020. The Biden's tiny home state of Delaware was one of the top states targeted for Chinese investment, behind California and Pennsylvania.