Taiwan ex-colonel gets 20 years for spying for China

Taiwan ex-colonel gets 20 years for spying for China
Taiwan ex-colonel gets 20 years for spying for China

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Taiwan ex-colonel gets 20 years for spying for China in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - TAIPEI — A retired Taiwan air force colonel has been jailed 20 years for running a military spy ring for China.

Liu Sheng-shu was convicted of recruiting other active-duty officers to transmit military secrets to Beijing.

Five other officers -- from the navy and air force -- were jailed from six months to 20 years for their involvement.

Local media reports say Liu was recruited during a 2013 business trip to China.

He reportedly ran a network of informants, paying them through shell companies.

Prosecutors said that he was paid for passing on military intelligence, such as details on the functions of airplanes and warships.

Apart from his jail sentence, authorities confiscated NT$16.7m (£425,000; $514,000) which they said were illicit earnings.

Liu and six other officers were charged in January by the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office's Kaohsiung branch. One was acquitted.

A number of former high-ranking Taiwan military officials have been accused of aiding Chinese intelligence in recent years.

In January, a retired air force major general was found guilty of accepting meals and trips from a Hong Kong businessman who was acting on behalf of Beijing.

However, his sentence was suspended since he showed remorse and had no previous criminal record. — BBC

These were the details of the news Taiwan ex-colonel gets 20 years for spying for China for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]