Hunter Biden has started planning his next move, and once again, this one has ties to China.
It appears Hunter is planning to start a new career path as an artist. But as The Daily Mail reported, his partner, who was once accused of defrauding an investor, has ties to a communist nation.
According to the New York Post, President Joe Biden’s 50-year-old son has been traveling back and forth between Washington, DC and a home in Hollywood Hills in California, all while consulting with lawyers and creating his artwork.
Hunter is reportedly in the midst of preparing to show his art with NYC art dealer Georges Berges, who opened his Soho gallery, George Berges Gallery, in 2015.
Other artists who have worked with Berges include Sylvester Stallone and Bahraini royal family member Sheikh Rashid Al Khalifa.
In 2016, the gallery owner was accused of defrauding an investor. However, the case was settled in 2018.
In 1998, he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and making “terrorist threats” in California, for which he served 90 days in jail and received a 36-month probation.
Still, that’s not the worst of it.
Berges has frequently displayed art by Chinese artists and has expressed his enthusiasm for the prospect of opening galleries in Beijing and Shanghai.
And of course, Biden, who as The Post noted, still has “business interests in a billion-dollar Chinese investment firm,” has a lot to gain from the deal.
The home in which Hunter is staying in California is connected to Shane Khoh, a real estate investor and CEO of SXU Investment Holdings LLC. Khoh is also on the board of Siong Heng Realty Pte Ltd., which is a Singapore-based real estate holding company.
When asked by the New York Post about his relationship with Hunter Biden, “I have nothing to say about Hunter Biden. I have no comment,” said Khoh.
Hunter’s rent is said to cost around $12,000 a month, added to the fact that he has been riding around in a car that costs $90,000 — a Porsche Panamera.
“It’s like a lottery ticket he has in his hand with a 10 percent stake in a company worth billions,” a source told The Post. “Just imagine if that company is worth $2 billion, Biden takes home $200 million.”
“Hunter Biden’s tangled web of shell companies, LLCs, investment vehicles, and options agreements make it virtually impossible to know where he is getting income from,” Thomas Anderson, director for the National Legal Policy Center, said.
“We highly doubt, however, a career as an artist will do anything more than act as a vehicle to shield further where that income is coming from,” Anderson said of Biden’s new venture.
In February 2020, the New York Times wrote a piece on his art in which Hunter said that he has another reason for being an artist. Painting “is literally keeping me sane,” he said. “For years, I wouldn’t call myself an artist. Now I feel comfortable saying it.”