Taiwan dismisses China’s spy claims

‘MALICIOUS HYPE’: A CCTV program featured a Taiwanese man ‘confessing’ that he shot 16 videos and took photographs of Chinese military exercises in Shenzhen

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 13, 2020
By Chen Yu-fu, Chen Yan-ting and
William Hetherington / Staff reporters,
with staff writer and Bloomberg

The Mainland Affairs Council logo adorns a podium at the council’s Taipei offices in an undated photograph.
Photo: Chung Li-hua, Taipei Times

Taiwan has rejected a report by China Central Television (CCTV) claiming that a Chinese government initiative had “solved over 100 cases involving Taiwanese spies.”

A CCTV current affairs program that aired on Sunday night detailed what it said was a confession by a Taiwanese man, Morrison Lee (李孟居), who was arrested on Oct. 31 last year during a visit to Shenzhen after traveling to Hong Kong in August that year.

“This is China generating malicious political hype by falsely accusing Taiwanese of engaging in espionage,” the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said in a statement on Sunday evening. “[China is] destroying the cross-strait relationship, and interfering with Taiwan’s freedom, democracy and a society ruled by law.”

The National Security Bureau is monitoring the situation and would follow up on any developments that could threaten national security, the council added.    [FULL  STORY]

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