(NEW YORK) — The sister of White House adviser Jared Kushner won’t be attending an investor conference in China this weekend as reported after she was criticized for trying to raise money there last weekend using the lure of a U.S. visa program.
Nicole Kushner Meyer, who had been representing her family’s company in China, came under fire for what critics say was an attempt to attract investors using the family’s ties to White House.
Meyer mentioned her brother at a conference in Beijing on Saturday. Marketing materials for the event also promoted her as Jared’s sister, and cited the Kushner family’s “celebrity” status.
The family real estate company, Kushner Cos., later apologized. It said Meyer had not meant to attract investors by using her brother’s name.
The Kushner Cos. said Thursday that no representative will be attending conferences in China this weekend. The Washington Post earlier reported that a Chinese website had listed Meyer as planning to attend an event in Shenzhen on Saturday.
The family company is trying to raise money to help build a…