But his sister highlighted her ties to Mr Kushner as she made a pitch to raise funds from Chinese investors through the US government’s controversial EB-5 visa programme, which gives permanent US residency to those who finance projects that create a certain amount of jobs.
The Kushner family’s promotional efforts in China come amid widespread criticism of the EB-5 visa programme, which has grown popular among wealthy foreigners seeking to move to the US but faces allegations of fraud and misuse.
Now led by Mr Kushner’s relatives, Kushner Companies had earlier been negotiating with China’s Anbang Insurance Group to provide what could be hundreds of millions of dollars in equity for redevelopment of a Manhattan office building.
Critics saw it as a potential attempt by China to curry favour with the White House.
The Chinese company’s advertisements for the One Journal Square development in Jersey City described the project as “Kushner 1,” with punchy subtitles declaring that it has “government support” and is “founded by celebrity developers,” without elaborating.
Bi Ting, a 34-year-old woman who attended the Shanghai event, told the Associated Press having the name of the US President’s son-in-law associated with it was “a bonus for the project.”
This story is stunning. And I am pretty sure that there would be wall to wall news coverage if it was anyone other than Donald trump. But because it’s trump, though, there is just the typical news coverage that we have come to expect with team trump.
Nothing to see here, folks. Move along.
It’s just par for the course on a very rough course.
*Pic from salon.com
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