Tuesday, we reported on Gordon Chang’s warning that there is no time to waste in dealing with China, which considers itself our adversary, even our enemy. He pointed out that there might be hundreds of Eric Swalwells --- political up-and-comers and influencers who are targeted by Chinese spies, just as Swalwell was targeted by Christine Fang, or “Fang Fang.” Now it seems likely that among those many Americans targeted by honeypots was none other than...Hunter Biden.
The British publication DAILY MAIL finds itself pretty much out there all alone with its report on Hunter Biden’s “flirty” 29-year-old Chinese-American secretary, JiaQiBao. I doubt you’ll see anything about this in the mainstream media.
This woman was working with Hunter in conjunction with his business venture with Chinese businessman Patrick Ho. In an audio recording of Hunter, heard on the abandoned laptop that Hunter doesn’t remember he owns, he describes Ho as “the spy chief of China.”
In 2017, Hunter and his uncle, Joe’s brother Jim, partnered with Chinese oil giant CEFC in a multi-million dollar deal that was anticipated to generate billions of dollars. It was after they went into business with CEFC that Hunter was “assigned” this woman as his secretary.
The joint venture went south when Ho, the secretary general of the CEFC, was arrested and convicted of bribery in a U.S. federal court. Ho had also been suspected of working with Chinese intelligence and was being monitored by federal officials under a FISA court order. (At last, a case in which a FISA warrant might actually have been granted for valid reasons!) The story about Hunter’s ties with CEFC is not new, as the DAILY MAIL reports:
“The Senate Homeland Security and Finance Committees issued a report in September 2020 scrutinizing Hunter’s business deal with CEFC, noting the company’s deep ties to the Chinese government and concluding that the millions of dollars transferred from the firm to Hunter and his uncle ‘raise criminal, financial, counterintelligence and extortion concerns.’”
Of course, Joe Biden was running for President at the time, with the election less than two months away. Let’s stop right here for just one minute and imagine that this had been a report about, say, Don Trump, Jr., at a similar point in the campaign. Picture the screaming headlines and the frantic, nonstop news reports. Now, did you see mainstream news screaming about Hunter Biden? Of course not.
Considering Ho’s suspected inks to Chinese intelligence, it seems almost certain that the Chinese-American secretary “assigned” to Hunter was an undercover agent. The relationship Hunter had with this women is hinted at through emails on the laptop. At first, she did clerical work, translated documents and scheduled airline flights, hotels, meetings and doctor’s appointments. But the messages became much more personal; in 2017 she calls him “the most amazing and understanding boss, and the most charismatic friend and co-conspirator-in-mischief.” There reportedly aren't any intimate photos of her on the laptop, but there are references to his dog tags (“your doggy chain necklace”), which somehow were in her possession in her New York apartment. Hunter is seen wearing the dog tags in porn videos that show up on the laptop.
“Hey, Hunter! How are you?” Bao writes to him. “I just got a message from Mervyn about your inquiry of your necklace. I still have it locked in my drawer in my NY apartment, as promised to safekeep it for you. I’m out of town at the moment. I will reach out and return it to you along with the garment bag I had prepared for you as soon as I get back to NYC. Take care and catch up soon :). Miss you, JiaQi”
In a letter she marks as confidential, she refers to Jim Biden, Hunter’s uncle, as “Uncle Jim.” This email was written as the company was being dissolved, and she has very interesting, private advice for him about keeping as much money from the company as possible, saying that it’s “nobody’s money.” She says she’s hesitant to advise this because she might be thought of as “a messed up bad girl,” but she goes on to advise, “So take whatever money you can take, as long as the money is available to claim in U.S., or you guys (you, Mervyn, Kevin) figure out a way to have the money transferred to the right U.S. account before any restriction levied by Chinese regulators or appointed new boss in charge of manage the enterprise Ye left behind...and just try to keep + take as much money as possible...Please note, I did not say anything to you ;)”
She ends the note with a hope for future contact: “As I said, I will always think of you as a great friend and happy to help when you need me, regardless of whether I work for you or not. Don’t be a stranger. I still owe you a home cooked Chinese dinner; hold on to your rain check ;p”
In another letter about a year later --- March of 2019 --- she reaches out to Hunter again in a much more personal letter, speaking about how “Uncle Joe” will be “one of the best presidents in our country’s history!” She even helpfully includes some oppo research in the form of negative stories about Trump for Biden to use in the campaign, putting key words in red.
She stresses that she wants to communicate with Hunter directly, not through a third party. “I have already cut any association with such third party/person,” she says. She still has his dog tags and wants to deliver them, but not through anyone else. She cryptically speaks of a “misunderstanding clouding over us” that she wants to “sweep away.” Then she offers a stream of personal advice.
I encourage you to read the correspondence from her in the DAILY MAIL story, as it shows how insightful this assigned secretary was into Hunter’s character and family situation. For someone who started as a clerical worker, she insinuated herself into his personal life. (It's important to say that we do not have conclusive proof she was working undercover for "spy chief" Ho, but this is how agents work.) “You have such a charismatic personality,” she wrote to him, “and I know you are a super nice person that I’m naturally drawn to, so you know, I have your best interest at heart and I want to do something for you to show my appreciation.”
In earlier messages, Bao encouraged Hunter to add his personal bills into the expense reports. And she also paid for some things: “Don’t worry about our drinks, it’s on me, no need to be included with this report.”
Bao currently has a LinkedIn page, but it doesn’t list any work experience with CEFC or the Bidens. It says she has worked as “an analyst and assistant in finance and private equity in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and New York since 201l. She has a Chinese- American family based in Arizona, and she studied at Arizona State University before getting her masters at top Beijing university Tsinghua.