A former Chinese transport official in charge of Taiwanese affairs has been arrested for allegedly spying for Taiwan, the Chinese-language United Daily News reported yesterday.
Li Jian (李鑒), who was deputy head of the Taiwan office under China's transport ministry, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly collecting information, the newspaper reported.
Authorities began investigating Li in 2000, a year after he left the ministry following a decade of service, due to his "complicated ties with Taiwan," the report said.
An official with the transport ministry in Beijing confirmed that Li had worked with the ministry and had left "several years ago." The official would not comment further.
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Additional reporting by Jenny W. Hsu
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