Exclusive: Steve Bannon's $1 million deal linked to a Chinese billionaire - 2019-10-29
The mystery of who's funding Steve Bannon's work has been at least partly solved: Guo Media, a company linked to a controversial Chinese billionaire, has contracted Bannon for at least $1 million for "strategic consulting services," according to contracts obtained by Axios.
Why it matters: The billionaire fugitive — a man named Guo Wengui, also known as Miles Kwok — is embroiled in the U.S.-China conflict. He's a vocal critic of the Chinese Communist Party and is reportedly a member at Mar-a-Lago. He's on China's most-wanted list for alleged bribery, fraud and money laundering, per the New York Times (he strongly denies the allegations).
Guo has been living in New York while he awaits a decision on his U.S. asylum application. And the Chinese government has asked the Trump administration to extradite him.