Taiwan’ Investigation Bureau confirms intelligence pointing to Chinese intervention in Taiwan’s election

In a Legislative Yuan hearing Bureau chief says intelligence pieces Point to Chinese intervention in advance of Taiwan’s election

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Investigation Bereau Director General Leu Weng-jong (front left)

Investigation Bereau Director General Leu Weng-jong (front left) (CNA photo)

TAIPE (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Investigation Bureau chief said in a Legislative Yuan hearing on Monday that intelligence pieces gathered by the bureau point to Chinese government’s intervention of Taiwan’s election in the form of financial transfers.

When asked by KMT Legislator Huang Chao-shun during an Internal Administration Committee hearing whether the Investigation Bureau (IB) has gotten hold of intelligence concerning China assisting candidates in Taiwan’s election, IB Director General Leu Weng-jong (呂文忠) said the agency has collected a total of 33 items of similar nature.

In response to KMT Legislator William Tseng (曾銘宗) who asked about the manner of the 33 items, Leu said that they are in various forms. When pressed further on whether the intelligence points to the involvement of Chinese government agencies or institutes, Tseng replied, “You can say that.”

The intelligence chief also said that many of the cases involved China giving financial support through Taiwanese businesspeople in China.

Leu said some of the intelligence gathered by the bureau had been filed for investigation.