Cross-Strait Spy Games: Taiwan Charges Chinese Student with Spying

National Security Bureau director-general Peng Sheng-chu said in parliament in March that Chinese espionage is ‘more serious than before.’

The News Lens
Date: 2017/07/06
By: Agence France-Presse

A Chinese graduate from one of Taiwan’s top universities was charged with espionage on Thursday

Photo Credit: Corbis/達志影像

as prosecutors accused him of attempting to recruit spies for Beijing.

The indictment comes as officials warn of growing intelligence threats from China at a time of increasingly frosty ties between Taipei and Beijing.

China still sees Taiwan as part of its territory to be brought back into its fold even though Taiwan has been self-governing since 1949.

Relations have worsened since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) came to power last May.

The Taipei District Prosecutors office said Thursday a man surnamed Zhou – who came to Taiwan to study in 2012 — violated the National Security Act.    [FULL  STORY]

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