Taiwan ex-rear admiral detained in spy probe

A RETIRED Taiwanese rear admiral and a former lawmaker have been detained for allegedly violating the island’s national security law, a court said today, in the latest spying scandal to hit the military’s upper echelons.

Hsia Fu-hsiang, who served as deputy head of the Navy’s political warfare department, and former parliamentarian Lo Chih-ming were deemed flight risks and taken into custody today, said a district court in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.