In November 2019, six weeks before Beijing deigned to admit the coronavirus outbreak, democracy fighter Wei Jingsheng sounded the alarm about a mysterious new virus he’d first heard about around the time of the World Military Games in Wuhan in October 2019, according to a new book, “What Really Happened in Wuhan.”
Wei, a former Chinese Communist Party insider who spent 18 years in a Chinese gulag for speaking out against the CCP, shared his concerns with intelligence agencies, a US politician with ties to the president and Chinese human-rights activist Dimon Liu.
But his warnings went unheard.
“I felt they [intelligence agencies] were not as heavily concerned as I was so I tried my best to provide more detailed information. They may not believe there is [a] government of a country that would do something like that [cover up a deadly outbreak]. So I kept repeating myself in an effort to try to persuade them,” Wei said.