The New York Times
Date: April 12, 2016
By AUSTIN RAMZY
Taiwan’s military denied any involvement on Tuesday in the case of a
United States naval officer under investigation on suspicion of providing secret information to Taiwan or China.
The Navy is weighing charges of espionage against the officer, a naturalized American citizen born in Taiwan. Investigators believe that the officer, Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, 39, may have given secret information to a Chinese girlfriend. He is also accused of visiting a prostitute, infidelity, not disclosing foreign travel and lying to investigators.
Maj. Gen. David Lo, a spokesman for Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, said that American investigators had not contacted Taiwan and that he was unfamiliar with the details of the case. But in a news conference on Tuesday, he denied that Taiwan would have pursued such spying.
“We have absolutely never used or exploited current or former U.S. military personnel to help with any intelligence gathering,” General Lo said. [FULL STORY]