NSB urges ex-agents to avoid travel to China

The China Post
Date: December 30, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh

The National Security Bureau (NSB) recently urged retired secret agents not to travel to mainland China, even if their government-imposed travel restriction has expired.

The suggestion was issued to protect the safety of such former agents, as authorities in China have no statute of limitations when it comes to arresting those suspected of spying for Taiwan, NSB deputy Director-General Kuo Chung-hsin (郭崇信) told reporters Thursday, before attending a question-and-answer session at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei.

Kuo confirmed that bureau chief Peng Sheng-chu (彭勝竹) had recently sent an official document to retired NSB staff to advise against traveling to mainland China.

According to local media reports, Peng said in the document issued earlier this month that many retired NSB personnel had been summoned or questioned by Chinese authorities while on trips to China.

Given ongoing tensions between Taiwan and mainland China, Kuo said the ministry had advised retired intelligence officers against visiting mainland China because Chinese authorities can question them if they wish to do so.    [FULL  STORY]

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