Hunter Biden’s private equity firm invested millions of dollars in a Chinese state-owned nuclear power plant operator whose French partner warned the White House that the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province was in danger of an “imminent radiological threat” due to a build-up of noble gasses in the cooling system of one of the facility’s two reactors, according to the National Pulse.
The incident has been downplayed by the Biden administration, which told CNN that the facility is not yet at a “crisis level,” and does not pose a severe safety threat to workers at the plant or Chinese public. But is there more to it?
As the National Pulse‘s Natalie Winters reported on Monday:
The Biden team’s lack of concern comes as the primary operator of the China-based plant – China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) – counts millions in investment from Hunter Biden.
BHR Partners – the private equity firm where Hunter Biden served as a director since 2013 – was a $10 million cornerstone investor in CGN’s initial public offering. Occurring in 2014, the IPO was the second largest of the entire year, valued at over $3 billion.
The company, which Hunter Biden reportedly retains a sizable stake in, still lists GCN as part of its portfolio on its website.
What’s more, in 2017 a CGN consultant was sentenced to two years in prison by the DOJ for approaching and enlisting “U.S. based nuclear experts to provide integral assistance in developing and producing special nuclear material in China,” and “did so without registering with the Department of Justice as an agent of a foreign nation or authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy.”