Chinese Taiwanese scholars convicted of espionage | au Web Portal International News

Spokesperson Zhu Feng Ren, Taiwan Affairs Office, Taiwan Affairs Office, responds to a press conference in November 2019 = Xinhua News Agency

On the 24th of this month, the Intermediate People’s Court in Ma’anshan City, Anhui Province, China (equivalent to the district court) confiscated a man who was a former associate professor at Taiwan Normal University for four years in prison for espionage and 20,000 yuan (about 320,000 yen). Was convicted of. A spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the Chinese government, Zhu Feng Ren, said at a press conference on the 25th.

China Central Television (CCTV) reported in October that it had cracked down on hundreds of cases in an investigation into Taiwan’s espionage by China’s national security authorities. A former associate professor was also taken up as one of the spies. While U.S. and Taiwan are strengthening relations with U.S. officials visiting Taiwan one after another, Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen administration and supporters who do not recognize the “one-China” principle by announcing the judgment are restrained. It seems that there is an aim to do it.

According to CCTV, the former associate professor attended a meeting of a Chinese research institute in 2005-18 and handed over the materials obtained to the Taiwanese intelligence authorities, resulting in a total cost of NT $ 1.6 million (about 5.9 million yen). received. The program also broadcasts a former associate professor pleading guilty to “making a mistake.” “Information officials have become a tool for Taiwan’s independence route promoted by the (ruling party) Democratic Party,” he criticized.

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