Wei Jingsheng revealed in a shocking new documentary that he took his concerns about the unfolding situation to senior figures within the Trump administration but was subsequently ignored.
The long-time democracy campaigner, who has served time in prison for 'counter-revolutionary activities', said he made the approach in November 2019, as whispers of a 'new SARS virus' began circulating on WeChat and other Chinese social media platforms.
Wei Jingsheng (pictured) claims he took his concerns about the unfolding situation to senior figures within the Trump administration but was subsequently ignored
'I felt they were not as concerned as I was, so I tried my best to provide more detail and information,' he tells Sky News in the documentary, What Really Happened in Wuhan.
'They may not believe that a government of a country would do something like that (cover up a virus), so I kept repeating myself in an effort … to persuade them.'
Xi Jinping's authoritarian regime tried desperately to shut down whistle-blowers and silence any discussion of the virus in the early stages of the Wuhan outbreak - even when an untold number of corpses started flooding the city's hospitals.
Any references made in social media about a new SARS virus or 'outbreak' were censored