Donald Trump has maintained a bank account in China, according to the NYT

During his principal, the US president would even attempt a partnership with a company controlled by the Chinese state, the newspaper said.

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 .

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 Chinese state-controlled 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.

In the midst of a trade war with China

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 lawyer for the Trump group, Alan Garten, said that the company had "opened an account with a Chinese bank, having 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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