Two more arrested in Chinese spy ring

SPIES LIKE US:Two air force academy officials were allegedly part of the network of Taiwanese military officials recruited by a Chinese spy currently on trial in Taipei

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 10, 2015
By: Chien Li-chung  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Investigation bureau agents yesterday raided the homes of two — one active and one retired

Chinese intelligence officer Zhen Xiaojiang, center, walks handcuffed in a police compound in Taipei on Jan. 16.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

Chinese intelligence officer Zhen Xiaojiang, center, walks handcuffed in a police compound in Taipei on Jan. 16. Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

— air force pilots allegedly recruited by a Chinese intelligence officer in a case described as the largest Chinese spy ring to have operated in Taiwan in recent years.

A preliminary investigation showed that a retired deputy commander of the Republic of China’s Air Force Academy’s flight training section surnamed Ko (葛) had been offered free trips to Southeast Asia by Zhen Xiaojiang (鎮小江), a Chinese intelligence officer, in exchange for confidential military information, the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office said.

The trips took place between 2009 and 2013 before Ko’s retirement.

“During that period, Ko provided confidential air force intelligence information to other Chinese intelligence officers introduced by Zhen at places outside of Taiwan and China,” prosecutors said.

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