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Taiwanese Businessman Accused of Spying for China to Pay Off Debt

Taiwan Taoyuan District Prosecutors Office via Wikimedia Commons A Taiwanese businessman named Lin Weilin (林偉琳) has been accused of spying on behalf of China's government in order to pay off his debt.  According to Taiwanese media reports, the 39-year-old Lin served as a petty officer in Taiwan's marine corps, but he resigned his post in 2000 and moved to mainland China . In Suzhou, a major city in southeastern Jiangsu Province, he pursued a career in business and cultivated ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).  Lin joined various Communist organizations aimed at promoting Beijing's goal of unification with Taiwan. He became president of the Suzhou-Taiwan Youth Association, vice president of the Suzhou-Taiwan Investment Association, and committee member of the Youth Federation. He also took part in a training course organized by the Communist Youth League of China .  Lin established two businesses, one in 2011 and another one in 2016. But he amassed