Date: Mar 23, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
National Security Bureau (NSB) officials yesterday said they are looking into amending the law on access to restricted areas, after revelations that two German visitors were detained briefly last month outside an air base in Taichung on suspicion of espionage.
Bureau Deputy Director Wang Te-lin (王德麟) said the agency would discuss the matter with lawmakers and seek to amend the Military Vital Area Regulations (要塞堡壘地帶法) and related laws.
The case was the subject of discussion in the legislature on Monday, after it was learned the two German visitors took photographs of advanced jet fighters and their armaments during training flights on the perimeter of Taichung’s Ching Chuan Kang Air Base, which houses the Air Force Composite 427th Wing.
The German pair might have been spying for China by taking photographs with powerful cameras of advanced aircraft and passing the images on to Chinese media outlets, because pictures of armed forces activities and deployed weaponry have been published on Chinese military news sites, Wang said.
Wang said that the bureau had checked the backgrounds of the two Germans. [FULL STORY]