Taiwanese man arrested in Taoyuan for violating Nat. Security Act, spying for China

The 39 year old business man and former marine was living in China since 2000, and has attempted to establish a spy ring in Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/05/26
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese businessman working in Suzhou in China’s

Ministry of Justice Headquarters (By Wikimedia Commons)

Jiangsu Province was arrested by National Police in Taoyuan on Thursday, May 24 during a visit home to Taiwan.

Lin Wei-lin (林偉琳), 39 years old and a former serviceman in Taiwan’s Marine Corp., is suspected of working as a spy for Beijing and attempting to establish a spy network in Taiwan, according to Taoyuan Deputy Chief Prosecutor Wang Yi-wen (王以文).

Liberty Times reports that Lin became a target of surveillance in December 2017 after he approached a government official and attempted to recruit them into  joining a spy network.

Lin approached a former classmate who works in the Ministry of Justice that is involved in Taiwan’s intelligence operations. Lin tried to solicit information about the official’s work and tried introduce them to Chinese associates.  [FULL  STORY]

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