no, this isn't about Ivanka
A “bridge” to China, and to her family’s business
Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, has improved the profile of Foremost Group, her family’s shipping firm, which has deep ties to the economic and political elite in China.
A Times investigation found that Ms. Chao has repeatedly used her connections and status in China to help Foremost, which benefits from industrial policies in Beijing that are at the heart of diplomatic tensions with Washington.
Ms. Chao has no stake in Foremost, but she and her husband, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, have received millions of dollars in gifts from her father, James, who ran the company until last year. the takeaways from our investigation.
Response: Ms. Chao declined to be interviewed, but in a written statement she affirmed her family’s commitment to the U.S. A Transportation Department spokesman said there was no link between Ms. Chao’s actions as secretary and her family’s business interests in China.