On Monday, the Commerce Department announced the federal government is blacklisting 28 Chinese companies and government agencies for participating in human rights violations against Uighurs, a Turkic Muslim minority predominately located in northwest China.
Megvii Technology is one of those companies, which has helped raised billions to advance facial recognition technology, which the Chinese government is believed to have used to surveil and imprison over one million Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities.
Now, we find out that Hunter Biden owes a stake in Megvii.
Fox Business’ Jonathan Garber reports:
Biden and his father, Vice President Joe Biden — who’s seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination to run against Trump — have come under scrutiny over the younger man’s business dealings in Ukraine. House Democrats are conducting an impeachment inquiry into a whistleblower’s claim that the president asked the Ukrainian government to investigate Hunter Biden’s work there in the hopes of generating ammunition for his 2020 reelection campaign.
Trump responded to the move by saying he has a responsibility as president to address potential corruption, whether it involves the Bidens or anyone else.
Biden attorney George Mesires did not immediately respond to FOX Business’ request for comment. Megvii, the firm in which BHR invested, designs image recognition and deep-learning software used to track ethnic minorities in China’s Xinjiang province.
The U.S. government “cannot and will not tolerate the brutal suppression of ethnic minorities within China,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “This action will ensure that our technologies, fostered in an environment of individual liberty and free enterprise, are not used to repress defenseless minority populations.”