James Bulger requested an introduction from Hunter Biden, saying it’s ‘very important to our BHR initiative’
FOX NEWS – According to emails reviewed and verified by Fox News Digital, Hunter Biden said he would be “happy” to introduce his business associates to a top Chinese Communist Party official to discuss potential investments after that official allegedly sat at Hunter’s table during a 2013 dinner in Beijing welcoming his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden.
The emails show Hunter’s willingness to use his political connections to help his business associates conduct business in China. On July 22, 2014, James Bulger, the namesake nephew of Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger, asked Hunter in an email to introduce his business partners to Tung Chee-Hwa, a billionaire and Hong Kong’s first chief executive who was serving as vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the time.
According to the CPPCC website, the CPPCC is the “key mechanism for multi-party cooperation and political consultation” under the leadership of the CCP. Bulger, also known as “Jimmy,” was the chairman of Boston-based Thornton Group LLC, which joined forces with Hunter’s now-defunct Rosemont Seneca to form BHR Partners, a joint venture with Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital. Bank of China Limited controls BHR Partners.
Bulger asked Hunter in the 2014 email to introduce BHR CEO Jonathan Li and Andy Lu, a BHR committee member, to “Mr. Tung” to discuss “BHR investment targets” and “fundraising,” claiming Hunter sat next to Tung at a 2013 dinner welcoming then-Vice President Joe Biden to Beijing. Fox News Digital reached out to the White House multiple times requesting the seating chart for the Beijing dinner, specifically Hunter’s table, but they did not respond.
“It is my understanding that during the trip to Beijing that you made with your father, President Xi hosted a welcome dinner,” Bulger wrote. “[A]t that dinner, you were seated right next to Mr. Tung, therefore J and Andy believe it would be very helpful if you could please send a brief email to Mr. Tung laying out that you are a partner and Board Member of BHR and that You would be grateful to Mr. Tung if he could meet your local partners to discuss the Fund.”
“Please let me know if you can introduce these two to Mr. Tung by email it is very important to our BHR initiative [sic] at this moment,” Bulger stressed. Hunter responded that he was “happy” to fulfill the request but said he couldn’t recall the names of the gentlemen who sat next to him at the dinner.
“Happy to do this,” he wrote, “but I have no email address for Mr. Tung and he very well may have sat next to me but I don’t recall the two gentlemen’s names to my left and right. Regardless, I would suggest the team draft an email in Mandarin and English for my approval ASAP.” “Let me reach out to Lin and J will revert ASAP,” Bulger replied later that day.