Prosecutors seek Australia’s aid in spy claims

HELP WANTED: A Ministry of Justice official said prosecutors are to ask Canberra for help in investigating claims made by self-confessed spy William Wang Liqiang

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 01, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office is hoping for help from Australia as it investigates the allegations of self-confessed Chinese spy William Wang Liqiang (王立強), a Ministry of Justice official said yesterday.

The ministry official, who asked not to be named, said the office wrote a letter requesting that Australia provide it with a transcript of Wang’s comments given to Australian authorities on his role in reportedly attempting to influence Taiwan’s elections.

The letter also asked for information pertaining to China Innovation Investment Ltd (中國創新投資) executive director Xiang Xin (向心) and his wife, acting director Kung Ching (龔青), whom Wang accused of being players in China’s efforts to affect Taiwan’s elections, the official said.

Prosecutors are also hoping that Australia would allow Taiwanese investigators to question Wang through online video conferencing, the official added.    [FULL  STORY]

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