White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's family business is courting wealthy Chinese to buy stakes in real estate through a controversial government programme that offers US residency in exchange for investment.
Mr Kushner's sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, was in Beijing on Saturday seeking US$150 million (S$210 million) in investment in a luxury apartment-complex project in New Jersey, according to US media reports.
Mr Kushner, 36, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, has far-reaching influence over domestic and foreign policy. He stepped down from the family company in January to serve in the administration.
However, eyebrows have been raised as the Chinese investment sought by his family is to be funnelled through the US EB-5 visa programme.
The programme offers foreign nationals permanent residency - commonly known as a green card - in exchange for investments of at least half a million dollars in a US business that must also create 10 American jobs.
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