According to the Herald, Li Yang, who is leaving Cindy, a source for the 2017 Manhattan event, said she brought a large group of business people from China as guests.
The report states that foreigners can legally participate in fundraisers when their tickets are paid by US citizens or permanent residents, as foreigners are not allowed to donate US political campaigns.
According to reports from the Federal Election Commission, Yang Trump's campaign donated $ 5,400, and in the days leading up to the 2017 event, $ 23,500 to Trump Victory's Political Action Committee. The Herald said Yang operates a consulting firm, GY US Investments, which offers Chinese investors an introduction to the people of Trump's orbit.
CNN has spoken with the White House, the Republican National Committee, and the Trump campaign. CNN has reached Yang unsuccessfully, and the Herald reports that Yang did not return the newspaper's appeal on Saturday.