China meddled in local elections: spy

‘ESPIONAGE ACTIVITIES’: Wang Liqiang said he posed as a South Korean to interfere in the elections and helped funnel about US$2.8 million to Han Kuo-yu’s campaign

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 24, 2019
By: AP, PERTH, Australia

A self-confessed Chinese spy has given Australia’s counterespionage agency inside intelligence on

A man walks past a building listed as the address of China Innovation Investment Ltd in Hong Kong yesterday.
Photo: AP

how Beijing conducts its interference operations abroad and revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in Hong Kong, media reported.

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg yesterday told reporters that the detailed accusations of China infiltrating and disrupting democratic systems in Taiwan, Australia and Hong Kong are “very disturbing.”

The Nine network newspapers reported that Chinese defector Wang Liqiang told the Australian Security and Intelligence Organization (ASIO) that he was involved in the kidnapping in 2015 of one of five Hong Kong booksellers suspected of selling dissident materials.

The incident has been a reference point for protesters during the unrest in Hong Kong.

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