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Taiwan soldier indicted for selling military secrets to China

A Taiwanese soldier has been indicted for leaking military secrets to China.

According to the World News Agency, between April 2022 and February 2023, Taiwan Navy officer Sergeant Chen obtained classified national defense information and images from his mobile phone at Pingtang, Yilan, and other locations.

Later, through a messaging app, he sent the photos and information to an undercover Chinese official and received 170,000 Taiwan dollars in return.

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The punishment for espionage in Taiwan is very harsh and many cases have resulted in the death penalty. Especially the issues with China are very sensitive. In April this year, a father and son duo were sentenced to eight years in prison for collecting secret military information and trying to build an espionage “organization” for Beijing.


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