Ou Yang deputy head of Taiwan's missile producer found dead in hotel

Ou Yang Li-hsing

Ou Yang Li-hsing

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

Ou Yang was deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, which produces missiles.

He was found dead in a hotel room in southern Taiwan on Saturday morning, CNA reported.

It said authorities were looking into the cause of death.

Ou Yang was on a business trip to the southern county of Pingtung, CNA said, adding that he had assumed the post early this year to supervise various missile production projects.

The military-owned body is working to more than double its yearly missile production capacity to close to 500 this year, as the island boosts its combat power amid what it sees as China’s growing military threat.

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