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Retired Taiwan general charged with spying for China: Media

Published on Feb 28, 2013 5:57 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - A retired Taiwanese lieutenant general has been charged with spying for China in the latest of a string of espionage cases to shock the island, according to media reports on Thursday.

Chen Chu-fan, a former vice chief at the Military Police Command, allegedly collected intelligence on Taiwan's military and political situation and handed his findings to Beijing, according to the country's FTV news channel.

Chen is also alleged to have recruited a retired military intelligence officer to help him gather information for China, the channel said, citing indictment papers.

Prosecutors were not immediately available for comment, while a defence ministry spokesman confirmed that no active serviceman was implicated in the case.

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