The Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Arizona helped a Chinese company to get funding in order to enter into business.
I don’t know about you, but I’m not interested in another Democratic Senator with close ties to China.
However, if he gets elected, I’m sure Hunter Biden will show him the ropes.
Kelly is the co-founder of a space exploration company called World View.
RCP (Real Clear Politics) ism reporting that a Chinese company, Tencent, who is the owner of the popular WeChat website invested money into Kelly’s business.
In the fall of 2014, Jane Poynter, the then-CEO of World View Enterprises, announced during a visit to Beijing that Tencent had invested an undisclosed sum in the Tucson-based venture. In April 2016, as part of a subsequent, $15 million investment round, World View announced that it had received more funds from Tencent, along with three other venture capital firms.
RCP says that articles in Chinese publications give Kelly the credit for getting Tencent to invest in his company.
RCP cites an article originally published in Mandarin in the Oriental Morning Post. The article says, “Tencent American leader named David met Mark Kelly, a space pilot of our team.”
The article continues:
After Mark introduced him to space travel technology, David was very interested and willing to invest at this stage. When I choose a partner, I value the contribution this partner can bring to the project, and Tencent can push our cooperation to China. I think it is very important.
Jane Poynter, World View co-founder in addition to former CEO, said that Kelly would not have shared technology information with the Chinese in 2014, claiming the ideas that have now become successful at World View–the Stratollite balloon, etc.–did not come until “years later.”
On March 14, 2020, Breitbart News highlighed a RCP report focused on the financial “windfall” Kelly’s company received from the Chinese tech giant Tencent.