Vivek Ramaswamy defended his work in China during the second Republican presidential debate, arguing that « every other CEO expanded into the Chinese market, » and his company « got the hell out of there » after a few years.
The candidate’s comments followed reports that his biotech company worked with senior members of the Chinese Communist Party in 2017, including one prominent family that did business with Hunter Biden.
Ramaswamy defended his work, saying he pulled out of China in 2018 and has since stopped doing business in the country.
« In my first company, we opened a subsidiary in China. But you know what I did, that was different than every other company? We got the hell out of there, » said Ramaswamy during the debate on Wednesday.