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Taiwan agents jailed for spying for China: Report

Taiwan agents jailed for spying for China: Report

Two former law enforcement agents from Taiwan have been sentenced to prison terms for selling secrets to China, a report said yesterday.
Chen Chih-kao, who quit Taiwan's Investigation Bureau 13 years ago to do business in Shanghai, got a three-year jail term for spying for China with the help of Lin Yu-nong, said the United Daily News, citing a Supreme Court ruling.
Chen, 58, paid Lin about NT$232,000 (US$7,250) during 2006 and 2007 to collect confidential information on the bureau's "national security net system" and a financial crime-fighting center, the report said.
Lin, who was fired by the bureau after he was arrested and indicted three years ago, was sentenced to six years in prison, the report said.
Supreme Court officials were not immediately available for comment on the report.
Taiwan and China have spied on each other ever since they split in 1949 at the end of a civil war. Beijing still claims the island as its territory.


Updated : 2021-04-13 13:01 GMT+08:00