Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, owns a stake in a Chinese facial recognition software firm with sanctions placed against it by the United States due to its involvement in human rights abuse.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has built massive camps in Xinjiang, where an unknown number of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are interred. To carry out large scale surveillance of groups, they utilize a mobile app that monitors, tracks, and aids in imprisoning those considered a threat to the CCP.
A Chinese company called Face++ aids in collecting biometric data, and Hunter Biden stands to profit from the mass surveillance due to his investments.
Bohai Harvest RST Shanghai Equity, a CCP linked company, is an investment firm that Hunter Biden formed in China three years ago. Bohai Harvest helped Face++ raise more than $400 million, reported Democracy Now.
Joe Biden promised that none of his family would have any foreign business entanglements if he becomes president in November.
Despite his promise to resign from the Bohai Harvest board, Hunter still holds a 10 percent equity stake, according to Chinese business records first reported by Daily Caller.
“Over the last 10 years, Hunter Biden has been involved in a number of investment opportunities and business deals. In 2008, he deregistered as a lobbyist and transitioned into this investment career.
“In 2014, he traveled to China and formed this very exclusive investor partnership with the Chinese government [CCP], partnering with the Bank of China. That’s one of the largest state-owned banks,” investigative reporter Lee Fang told Democracy Now.
The project coordinator with the World Uighur Congress, Ryan Barry, said for U.S. investors to be involved in Chinese companies that aid in the violation of human rights is morally wrong.
“If you invest in these companies, you’re profiting off the suffering of the Uighur people,” he said. “It’s unethical to do this,” reported FreeBeacon.