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Tensions between China and Taiwan are at their highest in decades, with China claiming Taiwan as a province and Taiwan asserting its sovereignty.
The ruling Chinese Communist party (CCP) claims Taiwan is a province of China, and its leader, Xi Jinping, appears to have made reunification a crucial component of his future legacy.
Cases of espionage allegations involving serving or retired soldiers in Taiwan spying for China are on the rise.
The cases are among dozens of espionage allegations tried in recent years that involve serving or retired soldiers in Taiwan accused of spying for China.