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Taiwan admiral questioned over alleged China spy link

Published on Feb 4, 2013 5:03 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - A Taiwanese admiral has been questioned over his alleged involvement in one of the island's worst espionage cases, officials said on Monday, as concerns mount over Chinese infiltration of the military.

Defence ministry spokesman David Lo announced the admiral has come under investigation, but declined to provide details.

The Taipei-based Apple Daily said the admiral, whom it identified as Hsu Chung-hua, has been transferred from his position as the commander of fleet based in Penghu, an island group in the middle of the Taiwan Strait.

According to reports, the investigation is linked to the September arrest of three senior military officers suspected of leaking secrets to China, considered to be one of the most serious breaches in the island's history.

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