Donald Trump has a bank account in China, NYT says

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The US president has a bank account in China where he has tried for years to do business, while posing as a real opponent of Beijing, unlike, he says, his Democratic rival Joe Biden, says the New York Times .

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The real estate mogul maintained the office, which he had opened in China before being elected, throughout his presidential term and attempted a partnership with a major state-controlled Chinese company, assures him. newspaper.

The US president also kept a bank account in China, hitherto unknown and controlled by one of his companies, Trump International Hotels Management, according to an analysis of his tax returns seen by the NYT.

According to one such statement, the company paid China $ 188,561 in taxes when it struggled between 2013 and 2015 to secure business license agreements. The Trump group’s lawyer, Alan Garten, said the company had “opened an account with a Chinese bank, with offices in the United States, in order to pay its taxes.”

“No agreement, transaction or other commercial activity has materialized and, since 2015, this account has remained inactive,” he said, quoted by the newspaper.

Donald Trump has embarked on a trade and diplomatic war with China, claiming to be the only true defender of American interests against the Chinese giant, unlike, according to him, Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate for the presidential election in November.

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