EFFECTIVE MEASURES:Ministry of National Defense spokesman Chen Chung-chi said about 90 percent of spy cases were uncovered by its counterintelligence efforts
Date: May 12, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Following reports that a retired military officer allegedly helped China collect sensitive information about the nation’s missile defense systems when he was in active service 10 years ago, the Ministry of National Defense yesterday reaffirmed its counterintelligence efforts, saying it would communicate with the US about the case.
Retired army major general Hsieh Chia-kang (謝嘉康), the former commander of the Air Defense Missile Command, has been under investigation over allegations he leaked classified information to China.
Hsieh was allegedly approached by retired army colonel Hsin Peng-sheng (辛澎生), who was reportedly recruited by Chinese intelligence operatives as far back as 10 years ago when he was in charge of the missile command.
Hsieh and Hsin were questioned by prosecutors and released on bail earlier this week. [FULL STORY]