(Report by Sing Tao Daily) The New York Times Chinese website yesterday published a long report entitled "How Guo Wengui and Bannon Promote the Conspiracy Theory of the Origin of the New Coronavirus", referring to Yan Limeng, a former researcher at the University of Hong Kong School of Medicine, who claimed the new crown after arriving in the United States earlier this year. The virus was created by a Chinese laboratory and has attracted the enthusiasm of the right-wing media in the United States. The promoters behind it are the rich Chinese man Guo Wengui who fled to the United States and Bannon, the former chief strategist of the White House.
Yan Limeng was originally a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong School of Medicine. She left Hong Kong in April and accused China of concealing the new crown epidemic in an interview with Fox News in the United States in July. She also claimed that the virus is not a product of nature, but based on the Chinese military’s The two viruses found on the body were modified. Although she did not provide evidence, Yan Limeng became a "red man" in the American right-wing media overnight. Senior advisers and conservative authorities in the White House praised her as a hero.
However, according to the New York Times, the evolution of Yan Limeng was "carefully designed" by Guo Wengui and Bannon. They sent Yan Limeng on a plane to the United States, provided her with lodging, taught her how to appear in the media, and helped her contact conservative TV hosts for interviews. The report said: "They contributed to her (Yan Limeng)'s deep-rooted belief that the virus is a product of genetic engineering, and she accepted the evidence she provided regardless of right or wrong."