08 Mar '11, 9am

Taiwan confirms US role in cracking China spy case via @cmswire

Taiwan confirms US role in cracking China spy case via @cmswire

Taiwan authorities in January arrested Major General Lo Hsien-che (above) over claims that he spied for China, reportedly after he was lured by sex and money offered by a female Chinese agent on a 2002-2005 posting to Thailand. -- PHOTO: AFP TAIPEI - TAIWAN'S defence minister has confirmed for the first time that tip-offs offered by the United States had helped crack the island's worst espionage case in 50 years, an official said on Tuesday. Thanks to the US information, 'it took only three months for the military and national security units to crack the case', minister Kao Hua-chu said in parliament on Monday, according to his spokesman. Taiwan authorities in January arrested Major General Lo Hsien-che over claims that he spied for China, reportedly after he was lured by sex and money offered by a female Chinese agent on a 2002-2005 posting to Thailand. The 51-year-old wa...

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