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Taiwan’s official head of missile production found dead in hotel: report



Officials were investigating the cause of death. (Representative)


The deputy head of the Taiwan Defense Ministry’s research and development unit was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning, according to the official central news agency.

O Yang Lee-hing, 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 officials were investigating the cause of death.

The CNA said O Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, adding that he assumed the position earlier 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 as a growing military threat from China.

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