According to the official Central News Agency, the deputy chief of the Taiwan defense ministry’s research and development branch was discovered dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning.
The deputy chairman of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, which is owned by the military, Ou Yang Li-hsing, was discovered dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan early on Saturday, according to CNA. It stated that investigators were investigating into the death’s cause.
According to CNA, Ou Yang visited the southern county of Pingtung on a business trip. He was appointed to the position at the beginning of the year to oversee various missile production projects.
As the island increases its battle capabilities in response to what it perceives as China’s growing military threat, the military-owned organization is trying to more than double its yearly missile production capacity to close to 500 this year.