China in Focus (Oct. 15): Hunter Biden’s Business Ties With China

October 15, 2020 Updated: October 16, 2020

The son of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is alleged to have made extensive financial gains from a Chinese company. A series of alleged emails obtained by the New York Post sparked the controversy.

A lawsuit highlights a common point of Chinese corruption: rampant extortion and blackmail. One police chief has been exposed for making charges against a company disappear for a price.

Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping has returned to Beijing from a visit to southern China earlier than expected. But China’s state-run media haven’t explained why. Suspicions are rising, especially after Xi was seen coughing during a recent speech.

And Taiwanese authorities say they still can’t locate 48 citizens who went missing in China. This, as China broadcasted forced confessions from Taiwanese nationals.

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