Southeast Asia | Taiwan 'double agent' gets 18 years for spying for China

Taiwan ‘double agent’ gets 18 years for spying for China

September 23, 2016 4:25 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

A Taiwanese court has sentenced a former intelligence officer to 18 years in prison for reportedly working as a double agent and spying for China as relations worsen with Beijing.

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Major Wang Tsung-wu in an undated photograph posted on his Facebook page

Major Wang Tsung-wu was sentenced Thursday (Sep 22) by Taiwan’s High Court on convictions of engaging in espionage as well as violating national intelligence and security laws.

The court provided no further details, citing national security restrictions.

Local media reported how Wang was allegedly turned by China when he was sent there as an undercover agent for Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau around 20 years ago. He spied for Beijing for more than a decade, reports said. Read More

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