(NewsGlobal.com)- The World Economic Forum has taken down a document from its website that indicated the Mayor of the Chinese city of Wuhan – which is home to the lab suspected of being behind COVID-19 – attending one of its events.
Reporting shows The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) list of attendees at its 2013 Meeting of the New Champions includes former Wuhan Mayor Tang Liangzhi. The World Economic Forum describes the event, held in China, as the preliminary meeting in Asia of leaders of global firms and governments. The WEF conference report notes the Meeting was held in close coordination with the Government of the People’s Republic of China.
On The World Economic Forum’s website, a link to a 42-page document that lists hundreds of attendees at the event reroutes users to an error page that says the section of the website is currently unavailable. But according to investigative reporting, an archived version of the webpage displays a document with a list of the event’s participants, including Tang Liangzhi, the then-Mayor of the Wuhan Municipal Government.
Reports reveal Tang was Mayor of Wuhan from 2011 to 2014 before moving on to other cities such as Chengdu and Chongqing to serve in the same capacity. In December 2021, he was elevated to Party Branch Secretary of the Anhui Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), designated by the US government as the highest-ranking institution monitoring China’s United Front.
The United Front intends to co-opt and neutralize potential sources of opposition to its ruling Chinese Communist Party’s policies and authority and influence overseas Chinese communities and foreign governments to take actions or adopt positions supportive of Beijing’s preferred policies, according to the US State Department.
Tang’s links to Wuhan come amid speculation that the city and one of its most prestigious institutions, the Wuhan Institute of Virology, may be the source of COVID-19. Reports strongly suggest that the Chinese Communist Party-controlled lab altered bat coronavirus with strong genetic similarities to COVID-19 to make them more lethal to humans.
The World Economic Forum has been accused of using COVID-19 to push political and social control and corporate grift through the “Great Reset.”