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Cablegate: Taiwan: Results of Blue Lantern Broker Check No. K-0928

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DE RUEHIN #1233 2890859
ZNR UUUUU ZZH (CCY ADCB50F MSI8277-695)
R 160859Z OCT 09
FM AIT TAIPEI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 2495

UNCLAS AIT TAIPEI 001233

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
C O R R E C T E D COPY CAPTION
STATE FOR EAP/TC, PM/DTCC AND ISN/MTR

PM/DTCC FOR BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR RACHAEL-THERESE S. JOUBERT-LIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC TW
SUBJECT: TAIWAN: RESULTS OF BLUE LANTERN BROKER CHECK NO. K-0928

REF: STATE 99595

1. (SBU) Summary: Per reftel request, AIT/T econoff visited the
Ameleks Corporation and talked with Mr. Huang Johnny Jiun-kai, Chief
Executive Officer; Mr. Jimmy Hsiung, Chief Strategy Officer; and Ms.
Angie Wu, Program Manager. The information collected demonstrates
the bona fides of the subject brokers. End summary.

2. (SBU) Mr. Huang founded Ameleks in 1985 after leaving his job
with the Chung Shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST), the
research and development arm of the Ministry of National Defense
Armaments Bureau. Mr. Hsiung started to work in Ameleks two years
ago after retiring from the Communication Research Lab (CRL), which
is also affiliated with the Taiwan military.

3. (SBU) The registration information for the company matches
information included in the database of the Ministry of Economic
Affairs Bureau of Foreign Trade. Ameleks has 17 employees: 11 in the
Taipei office and the remaining six in the company's laboratory and
repair shop in Lung Tan, Taoyuan County. The Lung Tan office is
inside CSIST's campus.

4. (SBU) Ameleks's main business is importing and maintaining
telecommunications equipment and subsystems. It is the sole
representative in Taiwan for Condor Systems Incorporated. All of
its customers are in Taiwan, and the majority of these are Taiwan
military or affiliated entities, including CRL and CSIST.

5. (SBU) The Ameleks office is in a commercial building that has a
guard on duty during the day, and is protected by an electronic
alarm system after hours. Amaleks's own office is also equipped
with a separate alarm system.

6. (SBU) Mr. Huang and Mr. Hsiung are familiar with USML
regulations. Huang complained that U.S. export regulations have
gotten so strict that the company is often unable to supply its
customers' orders, and that manufacturers from countries such as
Canada or Israel have no problems supplying alternatives in most
cases.

7. (SBU) Post and our Taiwan law-enforcement sources have no
derogatory information concerning the subject broker.


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