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Taiwanese man gets suspended sentence for spying for China

ROC Central News Agency

2013/08/22 15:47:07

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court handed down a 17-month sentence, suspended for five years, to a Taiwanese citizen convicted of spying for China.

In the third retrial of the case, Lai Kun-chieh was also ordered to pay NT$200,000 (US$6,689) in fine during his probation period. The case can be appealed.

Lai was arrested in May 2011 after a classmate tipped off authorities, the court said. He had contacted that classmate, an officer in the Taiwanese military, asking for secret information regarding technical specifications for missile systems.

Lai was absorbed by Chinese agents in February 2010 while he was working there, according to the court.

(By Huang Yi-han and Y.F. Low)

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