Chinese authorities sentence Taiwanese citizen to additional 4 years for espionage

In a move that continues to strain relations between China and Taiwan, Chinese authorities have sentenced a Taiwanese citizen, Tsai Chin-shu, to an additional four years in prison on charges of espionage.

The Chinese Taiwan Affairs Office announced the new sentence, which comes after Tsai had already served an initial four-year prison term and had his rights in China revoked for another four years.

Tsai, a pro-unification scholar, was one of four Taiwanese men charged with espionage and “threatening national security” by Chinese authorities in October 2020. At that time, all four individuals had their alleged confessions publicly aired on Chinese state-run media