(Worthy News) – Rumors about the defection of a high-ranking Chinese intelligence official to the United States circulated recently at the same time that the ruling Chinese Communist Party staged an unusual loyalty campaign to bolster ideological purity within the ranks of the 93 million-member ruling party.
The loyalty drive was highlighted by a recent CCP oath-taking led by President Xi Jinping and a statement from the party’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection invoking the damage done by the 1931 defection of a senior communist official.
The drive came as after unconfirmed U.S. news reports last week that Dong Jingwei, vice minister at the Ministry of State Security (MSS), the civilian spy agency, had fled the country in February and was under the protection of the Defense Intelligence Agency. The reports triggered widespread responses on social media and in anti-communist Chinese news outlets, although no proof of the defection was provided. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]