RUMORS are swirling that a high-ranking Chinese “spy catcher” and his daughter defected to the US and has been unveiling secrets about the Wuhan lab and its purported source of the Covid-19 outbreak.
Vice Minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei, is believed to have fled the Communist country by jetting from Hong Kong to the US along with his daughter, Dong Yang.
The Chinese delegation reportedly may have demanded US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to return of a high-level defector during their summit in Anchorage, Alaska back in March[/caption]
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reportedly refused to return the defector, who is said to have deep knowledge of the Wuhan lab and origins of Covid-19[/caption]
If true, Jingwei, who served as a prestigious counterintelligence head at China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS), also known as the Guoanbu – would be the highest-level defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China, according to Spy Talk which broke the story citing “Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter outlets.”
The news of the father and daughter’s flee from China had become public back in March during the Sino-American summit in Alaska.
Former Chinese foreign ministry official Dr. Han Lianchao, who defected after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, claimed in a tweet on Wednesday, that Chinese senior diplomats pressed Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to return Dong.
Blinken reportedly refused.
Experts weighed in on the intrigue.
Nicholas Eftimiades, who is an expert of Pentagon, State Department and CIA affairs and author of Chinese Espionage: Operations and Tactics, downplayed the situation to being “exactly what it is, a rumor.”
He said in situations involving the battle between overseas anti-communists and China intelligence such rumors are touted “all the time.”
Still, Eftimiades acknowledged Dr. Han’s ties to the Washington, D.C.-based Citizen Power Initiative for China group and called him “a straight shooter, not known to exaggerate in any way or form…trusted for his integrity,” according to Spy Talk.
There is special curiosity that if Dong did in fact take refuge in the US, he may have deep insight into the origin of Covid-19 and the potential leak coming from the Wuhan Institute of Virology
— Read on www.the-sun.com/news/3107340/top-chinese-official-may-have-defected-to-us-with-wuhan-info/