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Former officer gets 12 life terms in China spy case

MODUS OPERANDI:China continues to seek access to classified military information through recruiting retired officers who remain in close contact with active forces

By J. Michael Cole  /  Staff reporter

Also this week, the ministry announced that Army Major General Wu Chin-chun (吳金駿), reportedly a trusted aide to Minister of National Defense Kao Hua-chu (高華柱), had been temporarily reassigned as investigators look into a possible connection between a relative of Wu and the Chang case, which has been described as possibly one of the most damaging espionage cases in recent years.

In January 2011, the Supreme Military Court sentenced army general Lo Hsien-che (羅賢哲) to life in prison for passing classified information to China since 2004 after being recruited in Thailand.

Additional reporting by Stacy Hsu and AFP

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