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Cablegate: Taiwan: Results of Blue Lantern Pre-License End-Use Check

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FROM AIT KAOHSIUNG BRANCH OFFICE

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TAGS: ETTC KOMC TW
SUBJECT: TAIWAN: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE NO.050189204

REF: STATE 00096308

1. (SBU) Per reftel request, AIT Econ Officer and FN visited Gao
Jun Co. Ltd in Gangshan Township, Kaohsiung County and interviewed
the Company's Owner, Mr. Luo Bin and Sales Assistant, Ms. Hsu
Pei-hsuen.

2. (SBU) Gao Jun's Sales Assistant Ms. Hsu told AIT that in
addition to Gao Jun Co.,Ltd, Mr. Luo Bin owns an office in Taipei
City and one additional company registered under his fiance, Ms.
Yeh Hui-ling, who also works at Gao Jun in Gangshan Township,
Kaohsiung County, but was not present during AIT's visit to the
facility. According to Hsu, Gao Jun was established on August 11,
2006 and the second company, Yanaite Power System Company, was
established on December 16, 2008.

3. (SBU) Hsu showed us a written contract which indicated the
Yanaite Company became the winning bidder of an order of sixty-nine
items from Taiwan Land Force (TLF) in Gueijen, Tainan County, on
August 05, 2009. Hsu said that in order to meet TLF's requirement
of providing the commodities by October 26, 2009, Luo has rushed
procurement of the items from several local suppliers. Hsu said
that Luo used the core company, Gao Jun, to purchase from the US
supplier, Space Coast IC Inc. a total of forty-seven items of this
procurement. Hsu confirmed that Gao Jun has received almost all
commodities it has procured.

4. (SBU) Luo told us that Taiwan's military institutes are his
target customers. He claimed that he does not do business outside
of Taiwan. Both Luo and Hsu indicated that they were familiar with
U.S. restrictions on the procurement of US Munitions List
commodities.

5. (SBU) Gao Jun's office is on the second floor of a three-floor
building. The bottom floor is used as a show room, while the top
floor is used as residential space by Luo and Yeh. Items ordered by
the company are stored in the second floor office space, which is
accessible by all members of the staff. The office appears to be
secure, with Taiwan Chung Hsing Security Co., Ltd providing
round-the-clock monitoring services. Luo and his staff of eight
young employees seemed happy to meet with AIT. Both Luo and Hsu
were cooperative and willing to answer AIT's questions.

Stanton

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