The Deputy Minister of State Security of China, Dong Jingwei, could have taken information about the coronavirus and the Wuhan laboratory to the United States of America, writes The Daily Beast, noting that the data is unverified.
According to journalists, the official arrived in the United States with his daughter in February. It is assumed that the delivered documents could “change the position of the administration of President Joe Biden regarding the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The article indicates that if the information is confirmed, Jingwei may become the highest-ranking defector in the history of the People’s Republic of China.
In turn, the former expert of the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Nicholas Efthimiades, was skeptical about this news, considering it an element of information warfare.
Earlier, the administration of US President Joe Biden issued a release stating that the US intelligence community “has not concluded” about the laboratory origin of the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
In early June, Biden asked the intelligence service to step up its efforts to gather and analyze information to help understand this issue and to inform him of the results within 90 days.
Later, the head of the White House said that he would release a report on the laboratory origin of the coronavirus if the intelligence service did not find details that were not yet known to him.