Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was allegedly cautioned by US security authorities that Wendi Deng may utilize her fellowship with him to push Beijing’s plan.
The Wall Street Journal, refering to “individuals acquainted with the issue”, additionally said concerns were raised that the previous spouse of media big shot Rupert Murdoch could be campaigning for a Beijing-supported development venture in Washington that had been considered a security hazard.
The $100 million (£73 million) Chinese garden at the National Arboretum incorporated a 70-foot-tall white pinnacle “that could conceivably be utilized for observation”, the WSJ said.
The garden is only a short stroll from Congress and close to the White House.
Ms Deng and Mr Kushner were not blamed for any wrongdoing in the report from the WSJ, which is distributed by News Corp, the huge media domain led by Rupert Murdoch.
A representative for Ms Deng told the WSJ that she “has no learning of any FBI concerns or other knowledge organization concerns identifying with her or her affiliations.”
He included that she “has definitely no learning of any garden ventures financed by the Chinese government.”
Mr Kushner got the notices as a component of normal briefings he gets because of his part as a senior consultant to Trump, who took office a year prior.
The WSJ report additionally said that British security authorities had talked about with their US partners whether a claimed sentimental connection between Ms Deng and Tony Blair could be a security concern.
The FBI said “there was motivation to be attentive” about Ms Deng, despite the fact that “they hadn’t investigated her in detail”, the WSJ source said.
Mr Blair has unequivocally denied engaging in extramarital relations with Ms Murdoch and the combine have declined to openly examine their relationship.
Ms Deng is a US resident who was conceived in China. The agent wedded Mr Murdoch in 1999 and the Australian big shot petitioned for separate in 2013. Regardless she utilizes her wedded name.
Mr Murdoch has now discovered conjugal happiness with his fourth spouse Jerry Hall.