A top Taiwan missile official was discovered dead in a hotel room after suffering a heart attack.
According to Taiwan’s official Central News Agency (CNA), a senior missile official was discovered dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning after having a heart attack.
Ou Yang Li-hsing served as the deputy director of the Taiwanese military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, the defense ministry’s research and development division.
The 57-year-old was in charge of overseeing various missile production projects, but Taiwanese authorities claimed there was no evidence of an “intrusion” in the hotel room where he passed away in southern Taiwan.
He had a history of heart issues and a cardiac stent, according to Ou Yang’s family.
As a result of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, visiting the island, which China views as a part of its sovereign territory, tensions between Taiwan and China have risen since his passing.
In response to Pelosi’s visit, which the Chinese government vehemently denounced, China has been conducting live-fire military drills close to Taiwan.
As the company plans to more than double its missile production capacity to roughly 500 in 2022, Ou Yang assumed the position at the military research and development unit earlier this year.
According to reports, Taiwan has increased production capacity in response to what it sees as a growing military threat from China.
After Pelosi’s visit, Chinese forces began to practice live fire near the island.
At the time of his passing, Ou Yang was visiting the southern county of Pingtung on business.
The staff of Ou Yang’s hotel room knocked on the door, and when he did not answer, hotel staff opened the door and discovered him dead, according to a report in Taiwan’s Apple Daily on Saturday.
Security footage was reviewed by police after they arrived on the scene, but no evidence of an intrusion was discovered.
Newsweek has requested a response from the Taiwanese government.
As part of those drills, Chinese ships and aircraft crossed the Taiwan Strait’s midline, according to a statement from Taiwan’s Defense Ministry on Friday.
An informal buffer zone between China and Taiwan is thought to exist along the midline.
As part of its announcement that it was ending its cooperation with the US in, China also announced vague sanctions against Pelosi and her immediate family because of her visit to the island.
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