China-Taiwan dispute and war of words intensified when Beijing accused Taiwan’s spy agencies of stealing intelligence with the aim of ”infiltration” and ”sabotage”. Earlier, EurAsian Times reported that Taiwan was providing vital information to India and Japan of Beijing’s military movements. The Chinese officials warned Taiwan against further damaging already strained relations between two nations.
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The relevant agencies in Taiwan must end such activities immediately, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing Mr An Fengshan, a spokesman for China’s policymaking Taiwan Affairs Office. Recently, state television in China reported incidents where Chinese students studying in Taiwan were said to be targeted by Taiwanese spies who lured them with money, love and friendship.
Is Taiwan Spying on China?
As reported by EurAsian Times earlier, as Beijing further attempts to isolate Taiwan, Taipei is discreetly and actively nurturing security ties with regional powers including India, Japan, Australia besides cementing its ties with the US. From sharing vital intelligence on China’s military deployment and movements with India and possibilities of engaging Japanese experts in its submarine programme, Taiwan’s initiative is steadily yielding results despite sensitivities surrounding India’s relations with Taiwan.
Besides attempting to build strong defence relations with India and Japan, Taiwan has also been working hard to lure Australia and Singapore. As per secondary research by EurAsian Times, all efforts are being kept as a low-key affairs to avoid antagonizing China, but Taiwan is determined to build strong links with big economies and regional superpowers and deepen cultural and people to people contacts.