China has ‘no intention of intervening’ in US affairs by investigating the Bidens: Report

October 9, 2019

China has “no intention of intervening” in American affairs by investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

“China has long pursued the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang, said in a statement, according to the South China Morning Post. “We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United States. Our position is consistent and clear.”

China rejects call to investigate Bidens

President Trump called on China and Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden last week, according to Breitbart, in brazen defiance of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Trump has said that he did nothing wrong by asking the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s efforts to have a Ukrainian prosecutor fired who had investigated a company on whose board his son, Hunter, sat.

“China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad as Ukraine,” Trump said outside the White House last Thursday.

Hunter Biden’s business dealings in both countries, first documented by Clinton Cash author Peter Schweitzer, have been summarily dismissed as completely normal by the mainstream media. For apparently political reasons, the media has labeled allegations of corruption involving the Bidens a “conspiracy theory” while agitating for President Trump’s impeachment based on anonymous, unproven allegations of soliciting foreign election help.

For his part, Hunter Biden secured a $1 billion investment in his private equity firm from China’s national bank in 2013, just days after visiting the country with his father on official business. Despite this blatant appearance of a conflict of interest, “Quid Pro Joe” has maintained — with the media’s help — that any signs of corruption are unfounded.

But the former VP’s son earned $600,000 a year working for a Ukrainian gas company, despite having no experience in the industry or the region, while his father was Barack Obama’s point man for Kyiv. Joe Biden famously boasted about pressuring Ukraine to fire its prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin, who had investigated his son’s company — but the media has insisted that the Biden–Ukraine story is also a baseless, discredited conspiracy.

Left outraged by Trump’s calls for Biden probe

China’s reproof came days before scheduled trade talks with the United States. President Trump boasted last week that he had “tremendous power” and “a lot of options” going into the talks, but a social media account linked with China’s state-run media criticized Trump for attempting to “blackmail” his trade partner, according to the New York Post.

“Such acts are nothing but political blackmail,” Taoran Notes, which is associated with the state-run Economic Daily, said. “They know China’s long-held stance of not interfering in other nations’ affairs, so [some people in the U.S.] unscrupulously manipulated related issues, adding further complications to the negotiations.”

Democrats and the liberal media have balked at Trump’s candid call for Ukraine and China to investigate the Bidens, particularly at the “silence” of Republicans in failing to rebuke Trump. But more curious is the left’s blithe dismissal of clear conflicts of interest involving Hunter Biden under the category of “business as usual.” The left seems to be saying that it’s extraordinary for Trump to ask foreign countries to investigate conflicts of interest, but not at all immoral or unusual for Biden to leverage his political power to enrich his family.

As Democrats ramp up their impeachment inquiry of Trump with a flurry of subpoenas and depositions, Trump has responded by vowing to fight the “illegitimate” and “unconstitutional” process, which he has likened to a “coup” and a “scam,” according to Fox News. Meanwhile, Trump has relentlessly attacked Joe Biden on Twitter and in campaign advertisements highlighting his son’s business dealings.

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Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and has contributed to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.