Taiwanese retired colonel given four-year sentence for spying for mainland China

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A retired Taiwanese lieutenant colonel was sentenced to four years in prison for spying for mainland China, a court said Thursday, in the latest of a spate of espionage allegations involving the two sides as tensions grow.Tu Yung-hsin was convicted on Wednesday of violating Taiwan’s national security laws by trying to build a spy network for Beijing and recruit another lieutenant colonel by giving him money and gifts.That colonel, Tsai Liang-chung, was not charged as he refused Tu’s request to…

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