Accusation that island’s intelligence agencies are trying to steal intelligence follows claims mainland students have been targeted
South China Morning Post
Date:16 September, 2018
Beijing on Sunday accused Taiwan’s spy agencies of stepping up efforts to steal intelligence with the aim of “infiltration” and “sabotage”, and warned the island against further damaging already strained cross-strait ties.
The relevant agencies in Taiwan must end such activities immediately, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing An Fengshan, a spokesman of China’s policymaking Taiwan Affairs Office.
On Saturday, state television kicked off the first in a series of programmes detailing cases in which mainland Chinese students studying in Taiwan are said to be targeted by domestic spies who lure them with money, love and friendship.
The allegations come as China ramps up efforts to encourage Taiwanese to settle in China permanently, with new identity cards and other inducements.
Taiwan has warned its people to be careful of the risks involved living in an autocratic country with internet censorship and other drawbacks. [FULL STORY]