Taiwan charges ex-officer, father with spying for China

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Taiwan charges ex-officer, father with spying for ChinaTaiwanese prosecutors on Tuesday charged a former lieutenant colonel and his father with spying for China in the latest allegations of espionage on the island. The men are accused of threatening national security by sharing information and recruiting others in exchange for gifts, the Tainan district prosecutor's office said. The younger man, identified by local media as Cheng Chih-wen, helped recruit Taiwanese soldiers 'to develop networks to seriously affect national security and damage military discipline', prosecutors said in a statement.

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