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Photos show Hunter Biden’s Chinese business partner toasting with Vladimir Putin

Hunter Biden knew about his Chinese business partner’s direct involvement with both the Russian and Chinese leaders

Newly unearthed photos show the Biden family’s Chinese business partner meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Zang Jianjun was executive director of Chinese oil giant CEFC, which partnered with Joe Biden’s brother Jim and son Hunter on a deal that earned the First Family millions of dollars.

Text messages obtained by DailyMail.com reveal Zang was in close contact with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and that the Chinese leader gave the green light for his partnership with the Bidens.

Zang even traveled to Moscow with Xi and met with Putin while brokering a massive $9.1billion deal to buy a share of the Russian state-owned oil firm Rosneft in 2017.

Newly unearthed photos show Zang with Putin in Budapest, Hungary, earlier that year.

They were pictured together at the World Judo Championships, a favorite sport of Putin’s, and drinking with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

Hunter knew about his Chinese business partner’s direct involvement with both the Russian and Chinese leaders – arguably the US’s greatest foes.

DailyMail.com can reveal newly unearthed photos that show Zang Jianjun (right) with Russian President Vladimir Putin (left). Zang Jianjun was executive director of Chinese oil giant CEFC, which partnered with Joe Biden's brother Jim and son Hunter on a multi million dollar deal

DailyMail.com can reveal newly unearthed photos that show Zang Jianjun (right) with Russian President Vladimir Putin (left). Zang Jianjun was executive director of Chinese oil giant CEFC, which partnered with Joe Biden’s brother Jim and son Hunter on a multi million dollar deal

Putin and Zang are pictured together at the World Judo Championships, a favorite sport of Putin's, and drinking with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Putin and Zang are pictured together at the World Judo Championships, a favorite sport of Putin’s, and drinking with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Zang later traveled to Moscow with Chinese President Xi and met with Putin while brokering a massive $9.1billion deal to buy a share of the Russian state-owned oil firm in 2017

Zang later traveled to Moscow with Chinese President Xi and met with Putin while brokering a massive $9.1billion deal to buy a share of the Russian state-owned oil firm in 2017

The First Son texted his American partners in his CEFC venture in May 2017 that Zang was ‘coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens’ and that Zang ‘implied that the #1 has made that clear and available to him’.

Tony Bobulinski has shared text messages between himself and Hunter

Tony Bobulinski has shared text messages between himself and Hunter 

A party to the conversation told DailyMail.com that ‘#1’ was Hunter’s code for Xi.

Tony Bobulinski has shared the text messages between himself and Hunter, as well as messages with Hunter’s British partner in his CEFC deal, James Gilliar, which further laid bare Zang’s close relationship with the Chinese president.

Gilliar texted Bobulinski on July 4, 2017 that Zang was ‘in Moscow with Xi’.

A source close to the CEFC deal told DailyMail.com that they were there arranging the momentous purchase of the Rosneft stake, finalized three months later.

CEFC signed a deal to buy 14.2% of Rosneft from the Qatari sovereign wealth fund and International oil firm Glencore in September 2017 for $9.1billion.

Some of the purchase was set to be financed with a loan from Russian state-owned bank VTB.

The deal collapsed the following year when CEFC chairman Ye Jianming was arrested in China for suspected ‘economic crimes’ according to local media.

Also contributing to the deal’s collapse was the US arrest of top CEFC executive Patrick Ho in November 2017. Ho was later convicted by a New York court of bribing African leaders.

Hunter was anxious that he would be publicly linked to the giant oil deal between America’s superpower adversaries.

Joe Biden's brother Jim was also partners with the Chinese business man who was in on a deal that earned the First Family millions of dollars

Joe Biden’s brother Jim was also partners with the Chinese business man who was in on a deal that earned the First Family millions of dollars

The First Son texted his American partners in his CEFC venture in May 2017 that Zang was 'coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens' and that Zang 'implied that the #1 has made that clear and available to him'

The First Son texted his American partners in his CEFC venture in May 2017 that Zang was ‘coming to be MY partner to be partners with the Bidens’ and that Zang ‘implied that the #1 has made that clear and available to him’

James Gilliar texted Bobulinski on July 4, 2017 that Zang was 'in Moscow with Xi'

James Gilliar texted Bobulinski on July 4, 2017 that Zang was ‘in Moscow with Xi’

The deal collapsed the following year when CEFC chairman Ye Jianming was arrested in China for suspected ‘economic crimes’ according to local media 

In December 2018 he complained to sister-in-law and one-time lover Hallie Biden about dealing with the stress of his missing Chinese business partner and his ‘suspected involvement’ in arranging the multibillion-dollar oil deal with Russia.

Text messages reveal Zang was in close contact with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who gave the green light for his partnership with the Bidens

Text messages reveal Zang was in close contact with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who gave the green light for his partnership with the Bidens

In texts previously revealed by DailyMail.com, he told Hallie that Ye had been abducted and possibly assassinated; that the billionaire’s right hand man Ho, Hunter’s client, was the Chinese ‘chief of intelligence’ and had been convicted in the US; and that Hunter had a giant tax bill ‘hanging over’ him.

This house of cards was falling in just as his father Joe was deciding to run for president, he told Hallie.

It would make a national security nightmare for the intelligence services who would have to share classified information with the deeply compromised Hunter’s father when he won the 2020 race.

‘I find myself (because I’ve chosen to alienate all my friends and family and employees and you and the kids and my kids etc..) very alone in dealing with rebuilding an income that can support an enormous alimony and my kids costs and myself,’ he wrote to his brother’s widow in the December 14, 2018 text.

Hunter added that he was ‘dealing with the aftermath of the abduction and likely assassination (that’s what NYT’s [the New York Times] suspects) of my business partner the richest man in the world, the arrest and conviction of my client the chief of intelligence of the people’s republic of China by the US government, the retaliation of the Chinese in the ouster and arrest of US suspected CIA operatives inside China, my suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Vladimir Putin directly for the largest sale of oil gas assets inside Russia to China, a tax bill that Eric [Schwerin, Hunter’s colleague] left hanging over my business… and Dads running for president.’

Texts from Hunter’s business partner Gilliar, and testimony from Bobulinski, suggest that Joe Biden was not only aware of Hunter’s dealings with CEFC but was actually involved.

In December 2018, Hunter complained to sister-in-law and one-time lover Hallie Biden about dealing with the stress of his missing Chinese business partner and his 'suspected involvement' in arranging the multibillion-dollar oil deal with Russia

In December 2018, Hunter complained to sister-in-law and one-time lover Hallie Biden about dealing with the stress of his missing Chinese business partner and his ‘suspected involvement’ in arranging the multibillion-dollar oil deal with Russia

A December 2018 text message exchange obtained by DailyMail.com show Hunter whined about finding himself 'very alone' in rebuilding an income to support himself and his family, as well as dealing with the arrest of his client, the abduction of his business partner, and his 'suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Putin', all while his father was running for president

A December 2018 text message exchange obtained by DailyMail.com show Hunter whined about finding himself ‘very alone’ in rebuilding an income to support himself and his family, as well as dealing with the arrest of his client, the abduction of his business partner, and his ‘suspected involvement in brokering a deal with Putin’, all while his father was running for president 

In a WhatsApp group text from May 2017 with his partners, Hunter discussed their business contracts.

‘Hey TONY I have an idea. In light of the fact that we are at an impasse of sorts, and both James’ lawyers and my Chairman gave an emphatic NO- I think we should all meet in Romania on Tuesday next week. Zhang [Zang] will be there,’ he wrote.

Gilliar then texted Bobulinski separately: ‘When he said his chairman he was talking about his dad’.

In another message the next day Gilliar wrote to Bobulinski: ‘Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid.’

A now-infamous email written by Gilliar four days earlier, laying out the plan for the ownership of their CEFC joint venture, lists 10% of the equity for Jim Biden, and 10% ‘held by H[unter] for the big guy’.

Bobulinski claims that ‘the big guy’ is Joe Biden. The same phrase is used to refer to Joe multiple times in emails and texts on Hunter’s abandoned laptop.

Gilliar told the Wall Street Journal in October 2020: ‘I am unaware of any involvement at anytime of the former Vice President. The activity in question never delivered any project revenue.’

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