A former Taiwanese air force officer has been given 12 life sentences for spying for China, a court said on Wednesday, adding to a lengthy list of espionage cases that have rocked the island.
This file photo shows members of a Taiwanese military band and people wearing hats in the colours of Taiwan's national flag, taking part in celebrations to mark the centenary of the revolution that set the stage for the Republic of China, the island's official name, on October 10, 2012. A former Taiwanese air force officer on Tuesday was given 12 life sentences for spying for China.
Lieutenant Colonel Yuan Hsiao-feng was convicted of passing unspecified military secrets to China between 2001 and 2007, said a High Court official.
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