Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel – official media

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

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 assumed the position early this year to oversee several missile production projects.

The military-owned body is working to more than double its annual missile production capacity to nearly 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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