Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy
. China News .

Taiwan major held on China spying claims: report
by Staff Writers
Taipei (AFP) Oct 26, 2013

A Taiwanese air force major has been taken into custody for allegedly leaking confidential information to China, a report said Saturday, in the latest spying scandal to hit Taiwan.

Identified by his family name Hau, the major allegedly sold information obtained from an E-2K early warning aircraft to China for an unspecified amount of money, the United Daily News cited prosecutors as saying.

The information related to Taiwan's land and air intelligence.

Prosecutors have stepped up their investigation and suspect the involvement of up to 20 people in the case, the report said, without indicating whether they were civilians or military personnel.

Officials were not immediately available to comment on the report.

Taiwan has been rocked by several spying scandals in recent years, reflecting the fact that intelligence gathering has continued despite warming ties with China.

Although they split in 1949 at the end of a civil war, Beijing still regards the island as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary.

In February, a former Taiwanese air force lieutenant colonel received 12 life sentences for spying for China for a reported payment of $269,000.

In 2011, an army general and chief of an intelligence unit was sentenced to life for spying for China in one of the island's biggest espionage cases.


Related Links
Taiwan News at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Taiwan military says China able to invade by 2020
Taipei (AFP) Oct 08, 2013
China's arms buildup over the last two decades would give it the power to invade Taiwan by 2020 even if allies came to the island's aid, a military report said Tuesday. The mainland's annual military spending has grown on average by double-digit rates over the past 20 years or so, according to Taiwan's 2013 National Defence Report. Aside from military might, it said, China's capacity for ... read more

World Bank: Singapore, Hong Kong best for business

Greenland awards first big mining exploitation license

US firms lukewarm on doing business in China: lobby

Brazilians protest over loss of textile jobs to China

Small changes in ag practices could reduce produce-borne illness

Veterinary scientists track the origin of a deadly emerging pig virus in US

Vetch cover crop, fertilizer practices recommended for organic zucchini

Outside View: China's ownership of an iconic American food company

Congo M23 rebels 'practically' finished: UN envoy

US military targeted Shebab in drone strike: official

Texas hunters to auction permit to kill black rhino

Anti-Islamist offensive opens new front on Mali's 'ever-present' terror threat

Proposed car system could alleviate unexplained traffic jams

China's Dongfeng mulls 'rationality' of Peugeot move

Eight U.S. states in agreement to promote zero-emission vehicles

Eight states to aim for 3.3 million zero-emission cars

French energy giant signs uranium deal with Mongolia

Russia firms to build Jordan's first nuclear plant

Japan nuclear watchdog urges 'bold' Fukushima action

British nuclear deal opens new fronts for China atom firms

Briton charged in hacking of US government networks

Net giants opposed to Brazil datebase creation

Lockheed Martin Donates Search Engine That Facilitates Intelligence Interoperability for DOD

For heads of state, a iPhone or Blackberry can be a trap

China jeopardising peace in island row: Japan

Arrogance led to Bo downfall: China state media

China coastguard keeps heat on Japan in island row

Japan's PM warns China on use of force as jets scrambled

Spain launches first offshore wind turbine

Key German lawmaker: End renewable energy subsidies by 2020

Installation of the first AREVA turbines at Trianel Windpark Borkum and Global Tech 1

Trump's suit to halt wind farm project to be heard in November

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement