High-level Chinese Defection Rumored

Chinese State Security Vice Minister Dong Jingwei would be highest-level defector in the history of the People's Republic.

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Chinese-language anti-communist media and Twitter are abuzz this week with rumors that a vice minister of State Security, Dong Jingwei (董经纬) defected in mid-February, flying from Hong Kong to the United States with his daughter, Dong Yang. 

Dong Jingwei supposedly gave the U.S. information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology that ch…

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