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Ex-student held for espionage

STIRRING UP TROUBLE:China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau’s accusation that it ordered Zhou to spy was ‘pure fabrication’

By Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

“This has come at a time when Taiwanese independence forces have been hyping up a ‘serious infiltration by Chinese spies in Taiwan,’ so we question the motives behind the case,” he said.

“Taiwan has interfered in normal cross-strait exchanges between schools, and now it is making a big deal about a Chinese student there,” Ma Xiaoguang said. “This will only further damage the goodwill between compatriots and harm educational exchange programs, resulting in the cross-strait relationship deteriorating.”

Additional reporting by Stacy Hsu and CNA

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