Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in a hotel room

According to the official Central News Agency, the deputy head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s research and development unit was discovered dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning, having died of a heart attack.

According to CNA, Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy director of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan.

According to CNA, authorities said 57-year-old Ou Yang died of a heart attack, and the hotel room showed no signs of ‘intrusion.’ According to the report, his family stated that he had a history of heart disease and a cardiac stent.

CNA reported that Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, and that he had taken the position earlier this year to oversee various missile production projects.

The military-owned organization is working to more than double its annual missile production capacity to close to 500 this year, as the island increases its combat power in response to what it sees as China’s growing military threat.

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