Australia denies using Chinese spy case to influence Taiwan elections

The Australian representative office in Taipei said Tuesday (Jan. 21) that its government's disclosure of a case involving a self-confessed spy from China, who was seeking asylum in Canberra late ...

Chats between spy and pro-KMT Chinese businessman revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian analyst has released screenshots of conversations involving a Chinese businessman claiming to represent the Kuomintang (KMT) who attempted to bribe and intim...

Taiwan KMT official says 'Australia harbors criminals' amid Chinese spy probe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to news that Kuomintang (KMT) party Deputy Secretary General Alex Tsai (蔡正元) was being investigated by Australian police for allegedly trying to bribe a Chines...

Australian police investigate Taiwan KMT official amid bribery allegations involving Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Ministry of Justice (MOJ) official on Thursday (Jan. 9) confirmed that Australian police had sought to verify the identity of a Kuomintang (KMT) official for his alleged...

Taiwan KMT official allegedly tried to bribe Chinese spy into fake confession blaming DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) official and Chinese official allegedly tried to bribe and intimidate self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) into making a f...

Chinese researcher at Harvard detained for stealing trade secrets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Harvard University-sponsored Chinese researcher, Zheng Zaosong (鄭灶松), has been accused of stealing trade secrets after putting 21 vials of cancer cell samples in a sock ...

Taiwan KMT official describes top Australian reporter as liar

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) official Alex Tsai (蔡正元) on Tuesday (Dec.17) accused a top Australian journalist of having asked for money from Taiwanese intelligence in connection with ...

Taiwan's Ministry of Justice asks Australia for information about 'Chinese spy defector'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Deputy Minister of Justice Chen Ming-tang (陳明堂) said that the country's prosecutors have begun investigations over the espionage claims made by a self-professe...

Taiwan media outlet Master Chain criticized for being China lackey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan media outlet Master Chain stands accused of producing communist-friendly content and being a Beijing lackey after announcing it would open an office in Beijing. ...

Australia forms new anti-espionage unit to counter foreign interference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Australia established a new intelligence task force on Monday (Dec. 2) in response to the growing threat of foreign interference and amid revelations of alleged Chinese es...

Retired NTU professor revives speculation over Taiwan president's Ph.D.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Taiwan University professor emeritus of law Ho De-fen (賀德芬) asserted on Thursday (Nov. 28) that the Ph.D. diploma provided by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英...

Taiwan police allegedly abuse power on matters related to Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the revelations by a self-professed Chinese spy continue to grab headlines in Taiwan, the government’s response to related issues has also come under scrutiny. ...

Green Party Taiwan says man in court video scored only 59% facial similarity with Chinese spy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Green Party Taiwan says a man in a video purported to be self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) being convicted for fraud only has 59 percent s...

Hong Kong businessman offered NT$50 million for a meeting: Taiwan ex-president

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Hong Kong businessman once wanted to pay NT$50 million (US$1.63 million) to see him while he was in power, but he turned the offer down, former President Chen Shui-bian ...

Alleged Chinese spymaster's luxury towers in Taipei suspected to be 'bases'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors have discovered that a suspected spymaster and his wife have spent hundreds of millions of Taiwan dollars purchasing two luxury apartment towers, which investi...