Taiwan official leading missile production dies of heart attack

AFP / Sam Yeh

The deputy head of the Taiwan defence ministry's research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, succumbing to a heart attack.

This is according to the official Central News Agency.

Ou Yang Li-Hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, had died in a hotel room in southern Taiwan, CNA reported.

Authorities said 57-year-old Ou Yang died of a heart attack, and the hotel room showed no sign of any 'intrusion', CNA said. According to the report, his family said he had a history of heart disease and a cardiac stent.

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 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.

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Business Breakfast

    6:00am - 10:00am

    The Business Breakfast is the day’s must listen for the UAE’s business leaders, and those who aspire to be.

  • The Agenda

    10:00am - 1:00pm

    Broadcasting every weekday, Georgia Tolley goes beyond the headlines to speak to government ministers, decision makers, analysts and local experts to find out how the news will impact those of us living in the UAE.

BUSINESS BREAKFAST LATEST

On Dubai Eye

  • Flying Taxis

    It sounds like an episode of The Jetsons, but the sight of flying taxis whizzing around our cities could be much closer than you think.

  • Tough penalties for deliberate tax evasion

    The UAE has said that tougher penalties will come into force from 1st August for not keeping proper corporate tax records.