Skip to comments.Three Former Political Aides in Taiwan Arrested on Suspicion of Being Communist Chinese Spies
Posted on 06/19/2020 2:23:25 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
TAIPEI, TaiwanThree Taiwanese men who were once aides to local lawmakers have been taken into custody on espionage charges for allegedly passing on confidential information to China.
The three former aides, Lee Yi-hsien, Chen Wei-jen, and Lin Yun-ta, were interrogated by the prosecutors office in Taipei on June 18, after local prosecutors and officials from Taiwans Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau conducted raids at five separate locations, according to local media.
Lee and Chen were detained and held incommunicado for allegedly violating the islands national security law, after the Taipei District Court granted a request from prosecutors to hold the two suspects, on the grounds that the two could collude or destroy evidence.
Meanwhile, Lin was released after paying NT$100,000 (about $3,375) in bail.
Prosecutors said the three men were directed by Chinese intelligence agents under Chinas Ministry of State Security to establish an espionage organization in Taiwan and recruited locals into the group from 2014 to 2018.
Beijing claims Taiwan as part of its territory, despite the fact that the self-ruled island has its own constitution, military, and democratically-elected officials. Beijing has thus infiltrated Taiwan through various means, such as spreading Chinese propaganda through local social media and enticing locals to become Chinese agents.
According to local media United Daily News, the three men reached out to local reporters who covered the Taiwan government and offered them a monthly stipend of NT$30,000 (about $1,010) or free tourism trips to China, in exchange for information on meetings held by government officials.
In the four years, the three men handed over confidential information from multiple Taiwanese government agencies, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Mainland Affairs Council, to Chinese agents, prosecutors alleged. The information included meeting minutes and personnel appointments.
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Knee cap em.
If Taiwan is truly serious about keeping its freedom and independence from China - theyll publicly hang these men.
Drop them from airplanes without parachutes onto the fake Chinese islands in the China Sea.
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