Taiwan News: Govt Rejects China Student Spy Claims, El Salvador Donation Probe

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Date: 2018/09/18
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Photo credit: AP / 達志影像

The Presidential Office said Monday that claims by Beijing that Taiwan’s intelligence services are recruiting Chinese students studying in Taiwan as spies are “misinformation aimed at undermining cross-Strait ties.”

The statement comes after China’s state broadcaster CCTV and various other news outlets claimed that Taiwan is stepping-up its espionage operations against Beijing.

An editorial in the state-run Global Times explicitly drew the link between the inauguration of Tsai Ing-wen’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government and heightened espionage activities by Taiwan: “After the pro-independence DPP took office, the Taiwan authorities dispatched more spies to the mainland, posing serious challenges and adding difficulties to counter-espionage work.” it said.

Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) said Beijing is fabricating the news in order to raise anti-Taiwan sentiment in China and dampen the development of cross-Strait ties.    [FULL  STORY]

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