13 Feb '11, 6am

Taiwan's defence 'compromised by spy'

Taiwan's defence 'compromised by spy'

TAIPEI: Taiwan's ability to defend itself in the event of a Chinese invasion has been badly compromised by the island's worst espionage case in 50 years, an ex-spy chief has warned. Ting Yu-chou, former secretary general of Taiwan's National Security Council, said the island's plans for repelling invading forces needed to be entirely re-thought following the arrest of a senior communications operative on charges of spying for Beijing. Taiwanese military brass have been scrambling to contain the possible fallout since Major General Lo Hsien-che was arrested last month. The 51year old was in charge of the army's telecommunications and electronic information department. Reports said he would have had access to highly sensitive information of great value to the mainland. "Since I have ever served as the army commander-in-chief, military intelligence chief and National Security...

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