Taiwan, China in talks over swop of jailed spies: Report
TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan and China have conducted rare talks on exchanging intelligence agents jailed on each side, in a further sign of warming ties between the former rivals, local media reported on Monday.
Representatives from China asked Taiwan to release former army general Lo Hsien-che, the highest-ranking Taiwanese official to be convicted of spying for China in Taiwan, the Taipei-based China Times said.
"The demand was flatly rejected" in the discussions held in South-east Asia, the paper said, citing a national security source.
"It would have caused waves of disturbance if Lo were released."