Hunter Biden’s Dealings With Leading Chinese Banking Official Unearthed Through Recently Surfaced Email
According to a groundbreaking Fox News report, the outlet obtained a verified email sent by Hunter Biden to a leading Chinese banking official. Biden asked Ye Jianming, the former chairman of CEFC China Energy, a now-defunct conglomerate that was once among the largest private companies in China, for $10 million to fund a business opportunity.
In closing the letter, Hunter Biden sent “best wishes from the entire Biden family,” suggesting the offer wasn’t solely Hunter’s idea. Biden asked Zhao Runlong, also formerly of CEFC, to translate the correspondence to Ye as soon as possible. The email was sent June 17, 2017.
Later, Biden updated the CEFC chairman about the project. “[We have] concluded the establishment of SinoHawk Holdings,” a jointly funded project between Hunter Biden and CEFC, said the update. In this email, he detailed his plans to introduce Tony Bobulinski, SinoHawk Holdings’ then soon-to-be CEO, to Ye. It went on to indicate that Bobulinski had also sought funding from Dong Gongwen and Director Zang, two other high-powered Chinese businessmen.
Ye responded to Biden in an email dated July 10, 2017, stating that Ye had instructed Dong and Zang to “expedite the charter capital input to SinoHawk.” Ye requested Biden to get SinoHawk Holdings’ contacts in touch with Dong and Zang going forward.
Fox News gained access to numerous text messages exchanged between Bobulinski, Hunter Biden’s business associates, and CEFC staffers. According to an email sent by Jim Biden, Hunter’s uncle and Joe Biden’s brother, the $10 million wire transfer was said to be delayed for several weeks, citing problems with international visas.