Spies Among Us

Outrage at a professor's death

For Wen-chen Chen, 31, life in the U.S. was splendid. He had just signed a new three-year contract to teach statistics at Carnegie-Mellon University. He and his Taiwanese wife Su-jen, both certified "permanent residents," owned their Pittsburgh house and doted on their year-old son Eric. In May, as the school year ended, Chen and his family flew home to Taiwan for their first visit since he came to the U.S. in 1975. Six weeks into that sentimental journey, Wen-chen Chen was picked up for interrogation by Taiwanese security police and questioned for 13 hours about his "anti-Taiwan"...

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