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‘Spying’ professor quizzed

AGENT OR ACADEMIC?A Central Police University staff member was allegedly gathering information about Chinese tourists visiting Taiwan and passing it to China

By Lin Ching-chuan  /  Staff Reporter

Prosecutors yesterday investigated Wu Chang-yu (吳彰裕), an associate professor with the Central Police University’s Department of Administrative Management, in connection with passing information on activities of Chinese and foreigners in Taiwan to China.

On suspicion of violating the National Security Act (國家安全法), agents from the Political Investigation and Prevention Group under the Bureau of Investigation’s Maintenance of National Security Office yesterday raided Wu’s university lab and related individuals’ residences.

Sources said Wu was often invited by China for speeches and lectures, allegedly giving Chinese intelligence gathering agencies a way of contacting Wu under the guise of increasing academic exchanges.

Wu allegedly used the time between his travels across the Strait to give the information he had gathered on the activities of visiting Chinese during their stays in Taiwan to China via suspected Taiwanese accomplices Wu Tung-lin (吳東霖) and Lin Po-hung (林柏宏).

Prosecutors yesterday summoned the three, and as of press time they were still under interrogation.

According to the prosecutors, the focus of the questioning was whether Wu Tung-lin was paid for the information he allegedly gathered, and whether Lin and Wu Tung-lin knew that the information Lin allegedly handed them was to end up in the hands of Chinese academics.

Translated by Jake Chung, Staff Writer

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