Overseas Chinese circles are abuzz with rumors that the highest-ranking defector in China’s history is Dong Jingwei, vice minister of the Ministry of State Security, whose official website of the Chinese Law Society, of which he was vice president, has only text descriptions and deleted photos, although some netizens have kept the photos on file.
Tucker Carlson, the leading anchor of Fox News, said on May 5 that U.S. intelligence sources have revealed that the “highest-ranking Chinese defector” in history has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for three months to tell the U.S. side about China’s “biological weapons program. The “top Chinese defector” in history has been working with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for three months to reveal information to the U.S. about China’s “biological weapons program. The “highest-ranking Chinese defector” is suspected to be Dong Jingwei, the current vice minister of the Ministry of State Security, who holds the secrets of China’s viral biological warfare.
The news was released by a number of Twitter users that Dong Jingwei had solid evidence from the Wuhan Institute of Virus Research, so that the U.S. community and the Biden administration took it on board and changed their views. At the end of May, Biden ordered the U.S. intelligence agencies to submit an investigation report on the source of the virus within 90 days, and it was even rumored that the focus of the quarrel at the U.S.-China talks in Alaska in March was the Chinese side’s strong demand that the U.S. return Dong Jingwei, which was rejected by U.S. Secretary of State Blinken. Whether the relevant news is true remains to be confirmed.
Netizens also noticed that a search for Dong Jingwei on Baidu had a title but the content was removed; the current leaders section of the website of the Ministry of State Security also has only Minister and Party Secretary Chen Wenqing, with a blank section for Vice Minister.
An analysis by overseas Chinese online media suggests that the blocking of information on Dong Jingwei, the current vice minister of China’s Ministry of State Security, is a very bizarre event, and also seems to corroborate the news of Dong’s defection.
According to public information, Dong Jingwei, born on November 18, 1963, is a native of Zhao County, Hebei Province, with a graduate degree and a master’s degree in science. He was a representative of the 18th and 19th National Congresses of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).He served as the director of the Hebei Provincial Department of State Security from February 14, 2006 to March 30, 2017.He became the vice minister of China’s Ministry of State Security in April 2018. He served as Director of the Political Department of China’s Ministry of State Security. in March 2019, he was elected Vice President of the 8th Council of the Chinese Law Society.
According to Vision Times, a June 16 news report by self-publisher “Harnessed by the side of a horse” said that Dong Jingwei was involved in the case of former Chinese Vice Minister of State Security Sun Lijun, who left Hong Kong for the United States with his daughter Dong Yang in February this year. Dong Yang is the former wife of Jiang Fan, president of Alibaba’s e-commerce platform Tmall (screen name Dong Huahua).
Dong Jingwei is very mysterious, the photos found on the Internet are basically the same name as his old Dong Jingwei (secretary of the Xingtai Municipal Committee), the official website of the China Law Society, where he was vice president, only text descriptions remain, the photos have been deleted, although some netizens keep photos on file.
Yao Cheng, formerly a lieutenant colonel staff officer at the Chinese Naval Aviation Command, on June 13, then circled the defecting officers within six people in his own media. He did not specify which six people, but said the news would become clear on August 26.
Netizens noticed that the Chinese Ministry of State Security website was blank in the column of vice ministers.