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Ministries to discuss Justin Lin case

JURISDICTION:The Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Justice will be asked how changes to the military’s legal system will affect Justin Lin’s case

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

Lin, 60, was born in Yilan County.

While serving as an army captain, he was seen as a role model for his decision to drop out of the prestigious National Taiwan University to join the military.

He defected to China in 1979 by swimming from Kinmen to China’s Fujian Province.

Lin received a master’s degree in Marxist political economics from Peking University in 1982, and a doctorate in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986.

In 2008, he was named senior vice president and chief economist at the World Bank.

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