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Taiwan's ex-China affairs official accused of leaking secrets

Published on Aug 20, 2014 7:56 PM
Wang Yu-chi, minister of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), listens during a press conference in Taipei on Aug 20, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

TAIPEI (AFP) - One of Taiwan's top negotiators on China policy is being investigated on suspicion of leaking secrets after resigning, his superior said Wednesday, in the latest political scandal to rock the island.

Mr Wang Yu-chi, minister in charge of Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), said his former deputy Chang Hsien-yao is being investigated following a tip-off he received in late July accusing the latter of leaking confidential work-related information.

"I can't disclose the content of the tip-off ... We have provided relevant information to the Investigation Bureau so they can utilise that in their further investigation," Mr Wang told reporters.

The Investigation Bureau is tasked with countering Chinese espionage against Taiwan as well as criminal activity.

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