A top Chinese spy has reportedly defected to the US and offered up intelligence about how the Covid pandemic began.
Vice Minister of State Security Dong Jingwei is believed to have secretly flown from Hong Kong to the US on February 10, according to reports that have surfaced on Chinese media sites and Twitter.
He travelled alongside his daughter Dong Yang, outlet Spy Talk reported.
Rumours are swirling that Mr Dong has passed on important information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology, at the centre of the covid lab leak theory which had been dismissed as a “conspiracy” by many for the last year-and-a-half but is now being reignited.
If the rumours are true, Mr Dong would be the highest-level defector ever from the People’s Republic of China.link