He tried to warn the United States as early as November 2019 about the arrival of the Covid pandemic “kept secret by China”, but “none of the high government figures close to President Trump” listened to him. The revelation of Wei Jingsheng, one of the best known Chinese dissidents, 71 years old, of which almost 20 were in prison for having criticized the regime of Deng Xiaoping. Only in 1997 was he able to get out of jail, but on condition that he emigrate to the United States where he was welcomed at the interest of the then president Bill Clinton.
“Trump government ignored pandemic alarm”
His speech on the pandemic, recounted in the SkyNews documentary “What Really Happened in Wuhan”, is therefore considered with great respect. According to Wei Jingsheng, his appeal to high-ranking personalities who had access to President Trump ignored his revelations that China was stifling rumors of the spread of a deadly new virus.
“I had collected, even on Chinese social platforms, very worrying rumors about this Sars virus and I immediately sought further information and news. But when I contacted prominent people in the Trump administration, I was not listened to. It was not believed that China wanted to keep such a situation hidden even at the cost of keeping silent the activity of those courageous doctors who were already fighting the pandemic at the cost of their own lives ”.
Wei Jingsheng did not want to reveal the name of the person he had contacted and now adds that “that person may not want to talk to me and remember what I told him”.
After the first signs of ending in 2019 and with the situation in Wuhan already compromised despite the Chinese government’s denials on the severity of the virus, only on 11 March 2020 the world health organization launched the defined alarm on the Covid pandemic that so far it infected 226 million people, causing 4 million and 600 thousand deaths.