‘MIDDLEMAN’: Self-proclaimed Chinese spy William Wang Liqiang identified the couple as intelligence operatives, saying that he helped them conduct operations
Date: Nov 27, 2019
By: Huang Chieh, Chien Li-chung and Dennis Xie / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Two executives of a Chinese company based in Hong Kong who have allegedly tried to influenceTaiwanese elections were yesterday barred from leaving the nation following their detention at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Sunday.
China Innovation Investment Ltd (中國創新投資) executive director Xiang Xin (向心) and his wife, acting director Kung Ching (龔青), were detained at the airport ahead of a flight to Hong Kong on suspicions that they breached the National Security Act (國家安全法).
Self-proclaimed Chinese spy William Wang Liqiang (王立強) on Saturday told Australian media that China Innovation Investment was a shell company “whose founding mission was to infiltrate Hong Kong, but was later tasked with influencing elections in Taiwan.”
Following Wang’s allegations, Taiwanese authorities on Thursday last week found that Xiang and Kung entered Taiwan on their Hong Kong passports, with a return flight scheduled for Sunday.