Hunter Biden and his father, Joe, in 2009, when the elder Biden was US vice-president. Photo: Reuters

Senator wants inquiry into whether ‘conflict of interest’ led to US approval of deal involving Chinese state company and Joe Biden’s son

  • US lawmaker Chuck Grassley calls on Treasury Department to investigate CFIUS’ consent to 2015 purchase of American tech business
  • The transaction was subject to screening by the US regulatory body, which studies proposed foreign acquisitions for national security threats
Topic |   US-China relations

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Hunter Biden and his father, Joe, in 2009, when the elder Biden was US vice-president. Photo: Reuters
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.