Fugitive Chinese tycoon Guo Wengui posted on social media this week four pictures that show him in meetings with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
The billionaire businessman, who is wanted in China in connection with corruption and other charges, said on his Twitter account that he and Bannon met twice within the past seven days.
The first meeting took place on Oct. 6 while the second one happened on Oct. 10, said Guo, who lives in exile in the United States.
Guo said he had lunch with Bannon in Washington last Friday after a press conference, and that Chinese dissident Yang Jianli was also at their table.
The second meeting between Guo and Bannon took place on Tuesday this week, when Bannon and his team visited the Chinese tycoon’s home in New York for a three-and-a-half-hour dinner.
Guo did not reveal what he and Bannon discussed during the meetings, but said they both share some common friends and common goals, Apple Daily noted.
The tycoon claimed that he has been in constant contact with Bannon over the last six months, setting off speculation as to what might be happening behind the scenes in relation to the fugitive.
Guo tweeted that he was deeply touched by Bannon’s visit at a critical time and how much the latter has cared about him.
Guo’s high-profile move came after Bannon was reported to have met Wang Qishan, China’s anti-graft tsar, in Beijing in September for 90 minutes.
Speaking at a press event on October 6, Guo claimed that Beijing had sent 27 secret agents to the US, and also revealed that he would be collaborating with leading TV stations in the US and Europe for investigative programs on the lines of “60 Minutes”.
Bannon had travelled last month to the United Arab Emirates, where he met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is a close friend of Guo, according foreign media.
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