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Taiwan lawmakers approve 12-year prison term for economic espionage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Citizens who pass on vital technology to foreign agents will face a maximum of 12 years in prison, according to amendments to the National Security Act approved at a first...

Taiwan court finds Chinese businessman, wife not guilty of money laundering

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Court on Thursday (Feb. 24) found Chinese businessman Xiang Xin (向心) and his wife Kong Qing (龔青) not guilty of money laundering, but imposed an oversea...

Defense minister faces press after revelations PLA has infiltrated deep into Taiwan's military

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Defense minister Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) on Wednesday (Dec. 22) faced media questions for the first time since Reuters revealed People's Liberation Army (PLA) operatives ...

Chinese spies have penetrated Taiwan's military, case documents reveal

TAIPEI – For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. On ...

Harvard professor charged with lying about China ties goes on trial

BOSTON, Dec 14 (Reuters) - A federal jury was selected on Tuesday in the trial of a Harvard University nanotechnology professor accused of lying to U.S. authorities about his ties to a China-run recru...

Two retired Taiwanese officers suspected of spying for China out on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two retired military officers suspected of trying to recruit a former vice defense minister to spy for China were released on bail Thursday morning (Aug. 19) after hours o...

Taiwan questions retired officers about China spy ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Investigators questioned two retired military officers in connection with allegations of a Chinese spy ring involving former Deputy Defense Minister Chang Che-ping (張哲平), ...

Former Taiwan deputy defense minister denies alleged link to Chinese spy ring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Deputy Defense Minister Chang Che-ping (張哲平) on Wednesday (July 28) rejected allegations that he had divulged secrets to a spy ring working for China. Over the p...

China rejects hacking charges, accuses US of cyberspying

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday rejected an accusation by Washington and its Western allies that Beijing is to blame for a hack of the Microsoft Exchange email system and complained Chinese entities a...

Chinese university plan causes security concerns in Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Piles of garbage, discarded debris and abandoned buildings are scattered across a post-industrial area on the left bank of the Danube River, just south of the grandiose downto...

Taiwanese, European scholars warn of Chinese disinformation threat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Scholars from Taiwan and several Central European countries at an online seminar on Wednesday (April 28) and shared their experiences of countering China’s dissemina...

Taiwan considering 18-year maximum sentence for military traitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Active military officers who pass on top secret information to foreign governments or individuals could face a maximum of 18 years in prison, according to a measure approv...

SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in hot seat

BOSTON (AP) — The sprawling, monthslong hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds for the company whose software update Russian intelligence agent...

Alleged Chinese spymaster and wife indicted for money laundering in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese businessman Xiang Xin (向心) and his wife Kung Ching (龔青) were barred from leaving Taiwan for eight months after being indicted for money laundering, on top of alleg...

China aims fire at BBC as dispute with Britain intensifies

The BBC came under fire from Chinese officials and social media on Friday (Feb. 5) in an escalating diplomatic dispute, a day after Britain’s media regulator revoked the TV license of the Chines...