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Cablegate: Country Clearance Approval for Usdoc and Usdod

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FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
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INFO RUEHCN/AMCONSUL CHENGDU 7036
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BEIJING 018460

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

USDOC FOR
532/BIS/EA/NSTTC/BKRITZER/GCHRISTIANSEN/KSWAS EY/KGARDNER
USDOC FOR 3132/OIO/EAP/WZARIT/ADESSARAN
STATE FOR EAP/CM/NZARING
DOD FOR DTSA/MLAYCHACK/PCSESKE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP CH ETRD ETTC OTRA PREL
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE APPROVAL FOR USDOC AND USDOD
DELEGATION

REF: USDOC 4760

1.THIS MESSAGE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED; PLEASE PROTECT
ACCORDINGLY. Post grants country clearance and welcomes the
arrival of the following interagency delegation of U.S.
Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Defense
officials:

Elroy (Gene) Christiansen
Dr. Tia Hall Benson Tolle
Major Peter Cseke, Jr., USAF
David Dana Marshall
Dale Dean Moorman

2. The purpose of this visit is to gain familiarization with
the composite materials industry in China.

3. Control Officer will be Jeannette Chu, Embassy Export
Control Officer. ECO Chu can be reached telephonically at
(86)(10)8529-6655 extention 810 or via mobile phone at
(86)139-1082-2303. ECO Chu will meet delegation arriving on
UA Flight 835 at Shanghai Pudong Airport on Monday, 4
September at 1555 hrs and accompany delegation to points in
Shanghai, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing, Tianjin and Harbin, China.
ECO Chu has forwarded via e-mail internal flight arrangements
and hotel reservations.

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SECURITY AND THREAT ASSESSMENT
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4. The threat level for all China posts is considered
low for crime and medium for terrorism.

5. The Regional Security Office is not aware of any
specific threats directed against any US person or
traveling delegation. Should such information be
developed, the Chinese security services are committed
to advise the Embassy of pertinent information and
provide necessary security coverage.

6. All/all official visitors are required to obtain a
pre-departure, country specific counterintelligence
briefing from their parent agency before departing for
China. Visitors should contact the security office of
their parent agency. If the parent agency is unable
to give the briefing or needs assistance/guidance, the
visitor should contact the Bureau of Diplomatic
Security's Division of Counterintelligence (DS/ICI/CI)
at 571-345-7641, 3966, or 3968 to schedule a briefing.
HQ DS/CI is located at SA-20, 1801 Lynn St., Rosslyn,
Virginia 20522-2008. Department of State personnel
should contact DS/CI directly to schedule a briefing.
Official visitors may also be required to attend a
post specific security briefing upon their arrival in
country. The type of briefing is contingent on the
length of the planned visit. Upon arrival in Beijing,
all TDY personnel should contact the Regional Security
Office at 6532-6036 to determine level of briefing
required.

7. The Regional Security Office must be notified
immediately whenever:

(1) Illegal or unauthorized access is sought to
classified or otherwise sensitive information.

(2) A delegation member is concerned that he or she
may the target of actual or attempted exploitation by
a foreign entity.

8. The political climate in China is stable. There is
no recent history of active political unrest or
international terrorism, and there are no indications
that the current conditions will change during the
delegation's visit.

9. China experiences a moderate rate of crime,
including recent incidents ranging from petty theft to
murder. Pickpockets are particularly active in
crowded markets and foreigners are often sought out as
primary targets. Petty theft from hotel rooms is

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uncommon, but visitors are advised not to leave
valuables lying loose or unattended in their rooms.
It is the policy of this Mission that employees, their
family members and official visitors to China must no
knowingly purchase counterfeit or pirated products
during their stay in China. Also, foreigners my be
approached in tourist areas by individuas seeking to
exchange U.S. dollars or to sellpirated or fake
products, such as compact discs, in violation of
intellectual property rights laws. These transactions
are illegal and must be avoided as they could result
in adverse police action.

10. Visitors are reminded to take necessary
precautions in safeguarding sensitive material and
information. All non-USG facilities must be
considered technically compromised and may not be used
to discuss, process, or store classified information.
Telephone calls, e-mail, and Internet usage are
routinely monitored and hotel rooms searched. If the
delegation plans to bring classified material, please
advise the Embassy control officer who will need to
know in advance the approximate volume of the material
in order to arrange safe storage at the Embassy. Note
that all classified material must be brought into
China via diplomatic pouch and must be secured at the
Embassy upon arrival in country.

11. Delegation members should be aware that previous
visitors have reported that their unattended computers
have been subjected to tampering. The efforts may be
directed toward obtaining information on the
computers, but problems ranging from viruses left on
their systems to hard drives, which are no longer
functional, have been reported. Hotels and private
Chinese Internet providers have in some cases given
hotel guests "free" thumb drives for use with their
computers. The source and quality of these devices
are unknown. Such devices could contain malicious
codes and viruses and should not be used with
government computers. Official visitors are reminded
that non-inspectable electrical/electronic equipment,
i.e., cellular telephones, laptop computers, personal
digital assistants (PDAs), etc., may not be brought
into the controlled access areas of the Chancery. If
a visitor intends to travel with USG-owned computers
and equipment for use within the chancery, please
contact the Regional Security Officer at 86-10-6532-
3831 ext. 6058, or SheehanRP@state.gov or
EckertRA@state.gov, for information and guidelines.

12. Passports and visas are required. Americans
arriving / transiting without valid passports and
Chinese visas will not be permitted to enter China and
may also be subject to fines. Visas are required to
transit China on the way to and from Mongolia or North
Korea. Those visitors traveling to China on a single
entry visa should be reminded that trips to Hong Kong
or Macau Special Administrative Regions are treated as
a visit outside Mainland China. If the traveler is
planning to return to Mainland China after a visit to
one of these two destinations on the same single entry
visa they will be denied entry. Visitors facing this
dilemma will be required to apply for a new visa at
the Chinese consulate in Hong Kong to gain re-entry
into Mainland China.
SEDNEY

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