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Thursday, December 12, 2013

This is the letter from Taiwan's State Security
Bureau, confirming that U.S. citizen Wang
Bingzhang was not hired by the bureau to conduct
espionage activities. (Image courtesty of Tien
China Aid Association

(Taipei, Taiwan—Dec. 12, 2013) Taiwan’s State Security Bureau has supplied an answer to the Dec. 4 inquiry, made after a hearing that included testimonies from imprisoned Chinese dissidents’ daughters, into the matter of U.S. citizen Wang Bingzhang’s alleged spy activity against China, in association Taiwan: Wang wasn’t hired by the agency.

The letter, which contains the answer, is part of the follow-up procedure to the inquiry (
2013/12/taiwanese-legislators-draft.html) requested by Taiwanese legislators and Wang’s daughter, Ti-Anna Wang, after the Dec. 2 hearing (
china-16-becomes-china-18-prisoners.html). The deadline for the inquiry was Dec. 10, on the U.N.-declared Human Rights Day.

Wang was kidnapped from Vietnam in 2002 and sentenced to life in prison for passing military secrets to Taiwan, plotting to bomb a Chinese embassy in Thailand and other crimes. The inquiry (the full text can be read below) determined that Wang had never been employed by the State Security Bureau to conduct espionage activities; a conclusion which, according to Bob Fu, president and founder of ChinaAid, warrants a re-trial.

ChinaAid calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Wang. For more information about Wang, visit

The State Security Bureau     Official Letter

Address: No. 110, Sec. 1, Yangde Blvd., Shilin Dist. Taipei 11149, Taiwan
Telephone: (02) 2889-1088                                                                        

Recipient: Office of Legislative Assembly member Tien Chiu-Chin
Issue Date: December 10, the 102nd year of the Republic of China
Issue Number: (102) Xiuleizi, No. 0015635
Level of Urgency: highest
Confidentiality Class & Release Condition or Confidentiality Period: ordinary
Enclosed: none
Subject: Regarding the case “whether Wang Bingzhang was a spy sent by Taiwan to mainland China,” this bureau conducted an investigation. Below is the result.

1. This case was handled in response to the Legislative Assembly Office’s lettern No. 20131202-1, dated December 2, the 102nd year of the Republic.

2. Investigation reveals that this bureau has never hired Mr. Wang Bingzhang and Mr. Peng Ming to conduct espionage activities.

Original copy: Office of Legislative Assembly member Tien Chiu-Chin

State Security Bureau

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