Joe Biden’s Son Reportedly Invested in Chinese App That Spies on Muslims as US Condemns China Over ‘Concentration Camps’

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 4, 2019 Updated: May 4, 2019

The son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden invested in a surveillance system used by the Chinese Communist Party to spy on millions of Muslims in the country, according to a new report.

The information was revealed as the United States condemned China for holding Uyghurs in “concentration camps.”

Hunter Biden’s role in a Ukranian company has already increasingly come under the microscope. In the latest revelation, it was revealed that Democrats asked Ukraine for information about a member of President Donald’s Trump campaign. A Ukranian court previously ruled that the leaking of Paul Manafort’s information from inside Ukraine was an effort to sway the 2016 United States elections.

Joe Biden, the vice president for eight years, allegedly threatened the Ukranian president, saying he needed to fire a prosecutor who was investigating a company that Hunter Biden was involved with.

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L-R: President Barack Obama, talks with Vice President Joe Biden, and his son Hunter Biden, at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game on Jan. 30, 2010, in Washington. (Nick Wass/AP Photo)

It’s been disclosed that the role of Hunter Biden’s investment company in China, known as Bohai Harvest RST, is in the mass surveillance of people there. Bohai invested in Face++, an application that provides the Chinese Communist Party with a range of data about people, including their religious activities, blood type, and the amount of electricity they use, reported The Intercept. The data is gleaned through facial recognition.

Bohai’s website lists Face++ as one of its investments. In a 2018 book titled “Secret Empires,” author Peter Schweizer said a secret deal took place between a firm founded by Hunter Biden and the state-run Bank of China.

“In December of 2013, Hunter Biden flies on Air Force 2 to Beijing, China, with his father. His father meets with Chinese officials, he’s very soft on Beijing. The most important thing that happens, happens 10 days after they return,” Schweizer said in a March interview with the Fox News.

“And that’s when Hunter Biden’s small private equity firm called Rosemont Seneca Partners gets a $1 billion private equity deal with the Chinese government, not with a Chinese corporation, with the government. And what people need to realize is Hunter Biden has no background in China, he has no background in private equity, the deal he got in the Shanghai free-trade zone, nobody else had. Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Blackstone, nobody had this deal.”

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Visitors look at artificial-Intelligence security cameras using facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

The revelation about facial recognition came as the Trump administration officially criticized the communist government on May 3.

“The (Chinese) Communist Party is using the security forces for mass imprisonment of Chinese Muslims in concentration camps,” Randall Schriver, who leads Asia policy at the U.S. Defense Department, said during a briefing. Questioned about his use of the term, “concentration camps,” Schriver elaborated.

“The detention camps, given what we understand to be the magnitude of the detention, at least a million but likely closer to 3 million citizens out of a population of about 10 million, so a very significant portion of the population, what’s happening there, what the goals are of the Chinese government and their own public comments make that a very, I think, appropriate description,” he said.

In contrast with the U.S. government, which officially classifies China as a strategic competitor, Joe Biden made remarks recently dismissing people’s concerns about the world power.

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A police officer (R) wears a pair of smart glasses with a facial recognition system at Zhengzhou East Railway Station in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, on Feb. 5, 2018. (AFP/Getty Images)

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man!” Biden said at a campaign event, arguing that the Chinese regime had enough on its hands dealing with domestic problems.

“They can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system,” Biden continued. “They’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not competition for us.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), also running for the Democratic nomination, was among those criticizing the comments.

“It’s wrong to pretend that China isn’t one of our major economic competitors,” he wrote on Twitter. Sanders added that since the passage of the 2000 bill normalizing trade relations with China, “America has lost over 3 million manufacturing jobs.”

Epoch Times reporter Cathy He contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.