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2 Taiwan ex-officers jailed for recruiting spies for China

Published on Feb 21, 2014 6:19 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese court on Friday sentenced two former officers to ten months in prison for helping to recruit spies for China.

Ex-navy lieutenant Chien Ching-kuo was convicted of violating the national security law along with Lu Chun-chun.

Lu recruited Chien to join the Chinese Communist Party with a paid overseas trip and cash gifts in 2009, said the Kaohsiung district court in southern Taiwan.

According to the court, the pair had arranged for several officers to go on overseas tours paid by Chinese officials in a bid to recruit them to spy for Beijing.

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