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Top Taiwanese defence official found dead in hotel room

The deputy head of the Research and Development Unit of Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning. According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency, he died of a heart attack. O Yang Lee-hing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology, has died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan. Officials said 57-year-old O Yang’s cause of death was a heart attack and that no signs of ‘infiltration’ were found.

According to CNA, his family said he had heart disease. O Yang went on a business trip to the country’s southernmost province of Pingtung. He assumed the position earlier this year to oversee missile production projects.

The military body is working to more than double its annual missile production capacity to close to 500 this year. The island is currently in the news because of the sudden death of a senior official of the Taiwan Defense Ministry because the country’s army is currently in alert mode.

Neighboring China is conducting the biggest military exercise ever by encircling Taiwan. On Thursday, five ballistic missiles fired by China also fell in Japanese territory. Giving information about this, the Defense Ministry of Japan condemned China’s action. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that China’s military drills targeting Taiwan and the fall of missiles in Japan’s exclusive economic zone are a sign of “provocation” and that China should step back. Is facing threats and military threat from China.

China has started military exercises, upset over the visit of US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. China claims the self-governing island of Taiwan as part of it. “I have made it clear once again that we have publicly and directly communicated with the Chinese Foreign Minister in recent days that he (Pelosi’s) visit should not be viewed as an act of war and provocation,” Blinken said.

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