Wei Jingsheng, China’s best-known defector, revealed in a new book titled “What Really Happened in Wuhan,” that he first heard about a mysterious new virus in October 2019, right during the World Military Games in Wuhan, China and that he went on to alert key U.S. figures.
Wei said he learned about the virus through high-level contacts in Beijing, The Australian newspaper reported.
In this regard, the Chinese dissident, who now lives in the U.S., alerted U.S. intelligence agencies about the virus in November 2019, 6 weeks before the Chinese regime admitted an outbreak.
He also warned a U.S. politician with ties to then-President Donald Trump and Chinese human rights activist Dimon Liu.
“I talked to Dimon and some other American politicians in the House of the danger of this situation,” he said. “There were officials from the White House at that time as well. In November 2019.”
Wei wouldn’t reveal which politician he told. “I’m not sure if this politician wants me to talk about him right here,” he said. “But I want to say he is a high enough politician, high enough to be able to reach to the president of the United States.”
He also said he was “very worried because … whichever way the Communist regime released this virus, I felt that the West is not prepared.”
The former Chinese Communist Party (CCP) member, who knows well its deception-based nature, wrote in the book: “In the past several decades, the CCP’s capacity to seal information is hard to be understood by you Westerners.”
Remember that it was only on Dec. 31 that the Chinese regime informed the WHO about an alleged outbreak in Wuhan but denied that the virus was contagious and only acknowledged person-to-person transmission on Jan. 20, 2020.
At that time, Chinese authorities systematically suppressed news of the Wuhan outbreak, including silencing doctors and individuals who referred to the virus that would later become known as Covid-19 (also called CCP virus).
Social media reports of a new coronavirus didn’t emerge until late December 2019. It wasn’t until late January 2020 that the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand closed borders to travelers from China.
Wei spent 18 years in Chinese prisons for opposing the communist regime. He is well respected by both Democratic and Republican politicians and has forged relationships with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
About the book “What Really Happened in Wuhan”
The 352-page book will be published on Sept. 29 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.
The book’s author is Sharri Markson, who is also investigations editor at The Australian and host of the Sharri show on Sky News Australia.
“What Really Happened at Wuhan” is an investigation into the origins of Covid-19, cover-ups, conspiracies, and classified research.
According to its Amazon presentation, the book showcases never-before-seen primary documents exposing China’s cover-up of the virus, fresh interviews with whistleblower doctors in Wuhan, and crucial eyewitness accounts that dismantle what we thought we knew at the time of the outbreak.
“Stopping 9/11 before it happened”
David Asher, the State Department official who headed a working group on the origins of COVID-19, said the opportunity presented by Wei Jingsheng’s warning was like “stopping 9/11 before it happened,” the New York Post reported.
Asher said the U.S. government had other crucial pieces of early warning evidence in late 2019 but failed to connect the dots.
He also said the U.S. first learned about the virus from an intelligence report that referred to workers at the Wuhan Institute of Virology who became ill with Covid-like symptoms in late 2019.
Asher said he was surprised when he found out “we actually could have had foreknowledge” of the coronavirus.
“We could have known in November of 2019, that there was a disaster occurring inside Wuhan—inside their most important biological facilities related to coronavirus research,” he said.
“It was something absolutely tragic, traumatic and dramatic that was occurring and we could have reacted to it. The whole world could have been different. It would have been like stopping 9/11 before it happened.”