Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A former People’s Liberation Army officer was given a prison term of four years
for violation of Taiwan’s National Security Act on Tuesday.
The Taipei District Court said that Zhen Xiaojiang traveled to Taiwan in the guise of a tourist but then proceeded to set up a spy ring. Using money and arranged tours, he recruited several retired ROC military officers, who arranged meetings between serving and retired military officers and Chinese military personnel.
The case, described by the media as Taiwan’s largest spy ring, was tried in a closed court due to concerns over national security. The court said that given the number of recruits in the ring, Zhen could have eventually had a very demoralizing effect on the military if he had been allowed to continue.
The court also handed down a three-year jail term for retired Army major general Hsu Nai-chuan, who once ran unsuccessfully for the post of Kinmen magistrate. [FULL STORY]