Who is Zang Jianjun? Pics show Hunter Biden’s Chinese business partner toasting with Vladimir Putin

Who is Zang Jianjun? Pics show Hunter Biden’s Chinese business partner toasting with Vladimir Putin
Hunter Biden knew about his Chinese business partner's direct involvement with both the Russian and Chinese leaders (Handout/DNCC via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON: The US President Joe Bidens family's Chinese business partner Zang Jianjun was given the green light by Chinese President Xi Jinping to conduct business with the Bidens. Photos and text messages obtained by Daily Mail, show Zang Jianjun meeting with Vladimir Putin and drinking with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Zang Jianjun was executive director of Chinese oil giant CEFC, which partnered with Joe Biden's brother Jim and son Hunter on a deal that earned the First Family millions of dollars. Various texts also revealed the scandal-ridden son of Bidens, Hunter knew about his Chinese business partners' direct involvement with both Russian and Chinese leaders, the biggest foes of the US.


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Zang was in close contact with Xi, they even traveled to Moscow together to meet Putin while brokering a whopping $9.1 billion deal to buy a share of the Russian state-owned oil from Rosneft in 2017, reported the source. Earlier this year, Zang and Putin were in Budapest, Hungary where they were pictured together at the World Judo Championships, Putin's favorite sport while also drinking with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

The First Son texted his American partners in his CEFC venture in May 2017 that Zang was "coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens" and that Zang "implied that the #1 has made that clear and available to him." #1 was Hunter's code for Xi. Hunter's former associate Tony Bobulinski shared text messages between him and Hunter as well as messages with Hunter's British partner in his CEFC deal, James Gilliar, that focuses on Zang's close relationship with the Chinese president.

Gilliar texted Bobulinski on July 4, 2017 that Zang was "in Moscow with Xi" reported the source. CEFC signed a deal to buy 14.2% of Rosneft from the Qatari sovereign wealth fund and International oil firm Glencore in September 2017 for $9.1billion. While some of the purchase was set to be financed with a loan from Russian state-owned bank VTB. However, the momentous deal collapsed the year when the CEFC chairman Ye Jianming was arrested in China for suspected "economic crimes" and the US arrest of top CEFC executive Patrick Ho in November 2017. Ho was later convicted by a New York court of bribing African leaders

Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy Company (South China Morning Post/YouTube)
Ye Jianming, former chairman of CEFC China Energy Company (South China Morning Post/YouTube)

Hunter too was anxious that he would be publicly linked to the giant oil deal. In December 2018 he complained to his sister-in-law and one-time lover Hallie Biden about dealing with the stress of his missing Chinese business partner and his "suspected involvement" in arranging the multibillion-dollar oil deal with Russia, according to the source. The alleged ordeal was taking place when his father Joe was deciding to run for the presidency. However, Gilliar, and testimony from Bobulinski, suggest that Joe Biden was not only aware of Hunter's dealings with CEFC but was actually involved.

"Hey TONY I have an idea. In light of the fact that we are at an impasse of sorts, and both James' lawyers and my Chairman gave an emphatic NO- I think we should all meet in Romania on Tuesday next week. Zhang [Zang] will be there," he wrote. Gilliar then texted Bobulinski separately, "When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad." In another message the next day Gilliar wrote to Bobulinski, "Don't mention Joe being involved, it's only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid." A now-infamous email written by Gilliar four days earlier, laying out the plan for the ownership of their CEFC joint venture, lists 10 per cent of the equity for Jim Biden, and 10% "held by H[unter] for the big guy." Bobulinski claims that 'the big guy' is Joe Biden. The same phrase is used to refer to Joe multiple times in emails and texts on Hunter's abandoned laptop. Nevertheless, Gilliar told the Wall Street Journal in October 2020, "I am unaware of any involvement at anytime of the former Vice President. The activity in question never delivered any project revenue."

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