28 Apr '11, 9am

Taiwan double agent jailed for life for spying for China

TAIPEI - A FORMER Taiwanese intelligence officer who reportedly helped China unravel several of the island's spy networks on the mainland was sentenced to life in jail on Thursday, the defence ministry said. The conviction of Lo Chi-cheng, who worked for the military intelligence bureau, caps one of several espionage scandals that have rattled Taiwan's intelligence establishment in recent months. The ministry did not go into detail about Lo's crimes, just saying that the High Military Court convicted him of spying for China in return for 'bribes' and of using Chinese intelligence to claim performance rewards. Lo, who was taken into custody last year, was recruited by a Taiwanese businessman, Lo Ping (no relation), and allegedly sold lists of spies stationed on the mainland as well as other secret information to China. The businessman was sentenced to three years and six mo...

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