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Cablegate: Extrancheck: Post Shipment Verification: H.K. Baptist

VZCZCXYZ0028
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHHK #3067 3540740
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 200740Z DEC 07
FM AMCONSUL HONG KONG
TO RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC
INFO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3706
RHMFIUU/HQ BICE WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS HONG KONG 003067

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR 532/OEA/LHINES/ADYSON
USDOC FOR 3132 FOR FCS/OIO REGIONAL DIRECTOR WILLIAM ZARIT
BICE FOR OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BMGT BEXP HK ETRD ETTC
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: POST SHIPMENT VERIFICATION: H.K. BAPTIST
UNIVERSITY

REF: A) USDOC 09995 B) D379135

1.Unauthorized disclosure of the information provided below is
prohibited by Section 12C of the Export Administration Act.

2. As per reftel A request and at the direction of the Office of
Enforcement Analysis (OEA) of the USDOC Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), Export Control Officer Philip Ankel (ECO) conducted
a post shipment verification (PSV) at the Hong Kong Baptist
University's School of Chinese Medicine, 7 Baptist University Road,
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (Baptist University). The item in question
is a thermotracer model TH9100pmvi thermal imaging camera with
serial number 7051954. The item is classified under Export Control
Classification Number (ECCN) 6A003 and is controlled for national
security (NS) and nuclear nonproliferation (NP) reasons. The
exporter was Mikron Infrared of Oakland, New Jersey.

3. Background research reveals that Hong Kong Baptist University
was founded in 1956 by the Baptist Convention o Hong Kong (more
information at www.hkbu.edu.hk/ng). It is a well known and well
regarded univesity in Hong Kong. Its school of Chinese medicine
has over 1,800 students and 160 staff and has been in existence for
approximately 10 years.

4. On December 19, 2007, ECO and Commercial Assistant, Carrie Chan
visited the University and met with Ms. Nickie Chan, an instructor
at the University. Ms. Chan has been teaching at the School of
Chinese Medicine for nine years. The school has an active research
program on issues related to traditional Chinese medicine.

5. As to the specific item in question, Ms. Chan provided the ECO
with access to the camera. ECO confirmed that the items serial
number (7051954) matches the serial number of the exported camera.
Ms. Chan stated that the camera is being used for research related
to skin temperature changes associated with acupuncture. It is used
in research on both animals and humans. The camera is kept in a
locked drawer in a locked storeroom and use by researchers is
tracked in a log of users. The overall laboratory area is also
secured against public access.

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