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Ivanka's latest TMs in China include voting machines

Updated: Feb 17

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"The approvals by Beijing on Oct. 13 were notable for their timing, coming just as Chinese and U.S. officials were seeking to restart trade talks that had collapsed amid acrimony. They also raised eyebrows for covering a grab-bag of products, including electoral hardware in a country not exactly known for its elections."


"Ethics watchdogs have long warned about the possibility of foreign governments seeking to curry favor with President Donald Trump through his family’s extensive business interests, and Ivanka Trump appeared to acknowledge the potential for conflict in her dual roles as White House official and international entrepreneur in July, when she shut down her namesake fashion line."


"But the recent approvals are a reminder of the Chinese government’s knack for making uncannily timed decisions when it comes to Trump family businesses – even if it’s just coincidence, as Chinese experts say."


"The October decisions were the largest batch of approvals for Ivanka Trump since her father entered the White House, and they came as he was locked in a trade standoff with China, according to Caroline Zhang of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington, who first pointed out the updated filings."


IVANKA TRUMP'S LATEST TRADEMARKS IN CHINA INCLUDE VOTING MACHINES, SAUSAGE CASINGS

The Mercury News, November 6, 2018

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