Last update: 06 Aug 2022, 19:39 IST
According to the official Central News Agency, the deputy head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s research and development unit was found dead in a hotel room on Saturday morning, having died of a heart attack.
Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology, died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported.
Officials said 57-year-old Ou Yang died of a heart attack and the hotel room showed no signs of ‘intrusion’, CNA said. According to reports, his family said he had a history of heart disease and had a heart stent.
Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, the CNA said, where he assumed the post earlier this year to oversee various missile production plants.
The military-owned entity is working to double its annual missile production capacity to close to 500 this year, as the island ramps up its combat power in the face of a growing military threat from China.
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