Hunter Biden sought to mediate an energy deal with China’s state-owned oil company: Email

Hunter Biden, the second son of US President Joe Biden, was 120 million between China’s state-owned oil company and then Prime Minister Kazakhstan in 2014 and 2015, according to a recent email from a British newspaper. Attempted to mediate the dollar oil agreement. Daily mail..

China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), a Chinese oil company alleged to be part of the transaction, is not an ordinary company.Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce identified the company as: Bring a threat It has been added to the US National Security and has been added to a trade blacklist called the “Entity List”.

The Pentagon has announced that Beijing’s “Military companyThat same month, the US State Department asked US investors (pdf) To avoid investing in equity and fixed income indexes that include “Chinese malicious companies” in their portfolio. CNOOC is one of many companies. The People’s Republic of China is the official title of China.

The Daily Mail obtained an email from what was allegedly Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop and indicated that he had traveled to Beijing and Kazakhstan to mediate a two-year oil transaction. At the time, he tried to negotiate a deal on behalf of a Ukrainian energy company named Burisma, where he was a board member, according to the outlet.

According to the email, the plan was for the Kazakh government to grant CNOOC drilling rights, and Burisma to operate rigs and wells in Central Asian countries.

Once part of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan is rich in oil and natural gas and is one of the largest oil reserves in the world. Currently, an oil pipeline runs from Atasu, a town in Kazakhstan, to Alashankou, a border city in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China.

Hunter Biden appears to have worked with Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov from 2007 to 2012, and from 2014 to 2016, to make the deal a reality. In the email, Hunter described Mashimov as a “best friend” and his son as a “very good friend.”

Mashimov also led the KGB, the KGB intelligence agency in Kazakhstan, which took over the KGB during the Soviet era, until it was dismissed in early January this year. Shortly thereafter, he was detained on suspicion of treason.

According to the Daily Mail, there are no signs that treason against Masimov is related to oil trading.

Hunter Biden
On March 26, 2021, President Joe Biden was the son of Hunter when a hunter carried his son Bo and walked in the center next to his wife Melissa Cohen before boarding the Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Walk second from the left with Biden. .. (Patrick Semansky / AP photo)

According to the email, the oil trade involved Devon Archer, a longtime hunter business partner who also attended Burisma’s board of directors in 2014.

“If we can make a point here between CNOOC and Burisma, that’s all we can do forever. Let’s brainstorm,” Archer wrote to Hunter in an April 2014 email.

In replying to the email, Hunter wrote: I’m suffering from many land mines … “

According to the Daily Mail, the hunter flew to China less than a month after exchanging emails and met with CNOOC executives.

May 2014 EmailHunter tells Archer, “Please explain what the Burisma / KZ / China deal will be … Is there the amount of natural gas we are talking about and the capacity of the KZ pipeline to China?” KZ Is an abbreviation for Kazakhstan.

Archer wrote in a reply: I know it. “

In another emailArcher told Burisma executive Vadim Pogerski that a meeting with then-Prime Minister of Kazakhstan “Masimov” was scheduled for June 2, 2014.

The email does not make it clear whether the oil deal was closed.

The hunter was paid more than $ 83,000 a month for his work on Burisma’s board of directors, according to payment records provided to Reuters by former Ukrainian law enforcement authorities.

Hunter’s commerce has long been scrutinized. In September 2020, the Senate reported that he began to build relationships with the Chinese people at least in 2009, the year he co-founded Rosemont Seneca Partners.

In January, FOX Business reported on the email it received, stating that the hunter once held shares in a Chinese company associated with senior officials in the Chinese government.

When CNOOC was added to the trade blacklist in January 2021, then Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said Chinese oil companies helped the Chinese administration threaten neighboring countries in the South China Sea.

“The CNOOC acts as a bully for the PLA to intimidate China’s neighbors, and the Chinese army continues to benefit from the government’s civil-military fusion policy for malicious purposes,” Ross said. ..

Hunter Biden’s lawyer, Chris Clark, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Frank Fang


Frank Fang is a Taiwan-based journalist. He covers news in China and Taiwan. He holds a master’s degree in materials science from Tsinghua University in Taiwan.

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