Taiwan’s senior missile development scientist found dead in hotel room

Last update: August 06, 2022, 10:51 AM IST

A missile is fired from the ROCS Chi Kuang off the northeast coast of Taiwan in Yilan, Taiwan (Image: Reuters)

Ou Yang Li-hsing is the deputy head of R&D for Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense in a hotel room in southern Taiwan.

The deputy head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s research and development unit was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning, according to the official Central News Agency.

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. Authorities are investigating the cause of death, he said.

Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, CNA said, adding that he had taken up the post earlier this year to oversee various missile development projects.

The military-owned firm is working to more than double its annual missile production capacity to around 500 this year, as it ramps up its warpower amid a growing military threat from island China.

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