Hunter Biden to step down from board of Chinese company

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a company in China, his lawyer said Sunday.

Attorney George Mesires made the announcement in a statement that described Biden’s dealings with Burisma, a business in Ukraine, and BHR (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, a business in China.

“Hunter intends to resign from the BHR board of directors on or by October 31, 2019,” Mesires said. He noted that Biden had already left the board of Burisma.

The son of former Vice President Joe Biden has been the focus of accusations of corruption by President Donald Trump and many of his allies. “Just like President Trump, I am greatly concerned by that arrangement. It is either illegal or it should be illegal, what they did,” said Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), speaking Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

The Biden campaign disputes the accusations, no charges have been filed against the Bidens, and no wrongdoing has been proven.

“Hunter undertook these business activities independently. He did not believe it appropriate to discuss them with his father, nor did he,“ Mesires said.

Article URL : https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/13/hunter-biden-resign-china-company-045761

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