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Taiwan’s Official Leading Missile Production Found Dead in Hotel – Official Media

Written by Javed Iqbal

TAIPEI, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The deputy head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency.

Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, CNA reported. It said authorities were investigating the cause of death.

Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, CNA said, adding that he had taken up the post early this year to oversee various missile production projects.

The military-owned body is working to more than double its annual missile production capacity to close to 500 this year as the island ramps up its combat power amid what it sees as China’s growing military threat. Read more

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Reporting by Yimou Lee

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