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Kushner Companies Cancels China Business Pitch after Namedropping Allegation

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Kushner Companies, owned by Jared Kushner’s sister, has pulled out of presentations planned for China this weekend.

The company was scheduled to pitch real estate opportunities to investors in the southern cities of Shenzhen and Guangzhou at the weekend.

Last week, Nicole Meyer Kushner came under fire for using her brother’s name in a pitch. Jared Kushner is President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and Ivanka Trump’s husband.

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Critics accused Nicole Meyer Kushner’s company of playing up the family’s White House links. Kushner Companies was courting investors for a New Jersey development called 1 Journal Square. Ethics watchdogs said Meyer appeared to be leveraging family ties to the White House to enrich the family business.

Kushner Companies said the comments were misconstrued but has apologized.

Nicole Meyer Kushner and Kushner Companies president Laurent Morali had been included in promotional material for the upcoming events.

However, on May 11, James Yolles, a spokesman for the company, said in a statement: “No one from Kushner Companies will be in China this weekend.”