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Reports: Spy gave US evidence on lab leak theory

Media reports are fuelling the rumor that a senior Chinese spy chief has given the US evidence on the much-discussed Wuhan lab theory. Chinese intelligence agency Guoanbu employee Dong Jingwei allegedly gave Washington evidence that a laboratory accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was the origin of the coronavirus after fleeing the People’s Republic in February, reported the US platform Daily Beast, Britain’s The Sunday Times, and The Daily Mail, among others. Dong’s evidence is said to have led the US government under Joe Biden to re-examine the much-debated laboratory theory. There were no official statements on the rumors, neither from the US nor the Chinese government.

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