According to China’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS), Dong Jingwei, who was rumored to be a high-ranking defector in the United States, attended a meeting in Beijing on June 23.
MPS announced on its website that Dong ran away As a member of the China team, led by China’s Public Security Minister Zhao Keizhi, at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security meeting in Beijing on Wednesday.
In the announcement, the ministry released a photo of Dong sitting at the right end of the table.
This is the first time that the Chinese regime has released a picture of Dong’s existence in China, after rumors began that Dong had fled China in February and quickly contacted the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) after arriving in the United States was contacted. However, an unnamed US administration official has reportedly rubbished the reports.
denied the reports,
State Council of China and also the state media Reported SCO security meeting, but did not mention Dong’s participation, nor did he attach any photos. The Epoch Times could not independently confirm Dong’s whereabouts.
Dong, 57, has since 2018 been the deputy minister of state security and head of counterintelligence for the Chinese Ministry of State Security, the regime’s top spy agency.
In June, overseas Chinese media and some US outlets reported that Dong had defected to the United States with his daughter. Rumors alleged that Dong handed over sensitive intelligence to US officials. However, the reports have been described as “not accurate” by an unnamed US government official. accordingly According to a June 22 report by Spy Talk, a newsletter covering US intelligence.
The SCO is an organization that was established in 2001 by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan with the aim of strengthening bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
In 2017, the organization expanded to India and Pakistan. Now, Afghanistan, Belarus, Iran and Mongolia are observer members and Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia, Nepal, Turkey and Sri Lanka are dialogue partners. accordingly For the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.