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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check On

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DEPT FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC BX TH TW HK
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK ON
APPLICATION 050198982

REF: A. SECSTATE 119190
B. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 00282

1. (SBU) Per reftel A request, post conducted a pre-license
end-use check on Foreign Consignee Sino Technology Co. Ltd.
Post determined that Sino Technology does not have a true
physical presence in Hong Kong. Since Sino Technology does
not have a true physical presence in Hong Kong and appears to
be using a business service provider for a Hong Kong
address/phone number/fax number, post defers to AIT Taipei
for an assessment of the reliability of foreign consignee
Long Sion Corp AKA Sino Technology Corp. to be a recipient of
USML items.

2. (SBU) Post notes that reftel A request contained
incomplete contact information for Sino Technology in Hong
Kong since the contact information included only the street
address of the office (582-592 Nathan Road) and the name of
the shopping center (Sino Centre), but no unit / office /
flat / room number. Moreover, the phone number included with
the Hong Kong contact information is a Taiwan mobile phone
number. Post Blue Lantern Coordinator (BLC) visited the Sino
Centre on November 24 and determined there was no office for
Sino Technology. Post's Economic Specialist also called the
Sino Centre management office and the operator said Sino
Technology did not have an office there.

3. (SBU) Post Economic Specialist then called the Taiwan
mobile phone and spoke with Mr. Charlie Chen, who said he was
the responsible person for Sino Technology in Hong Kong. Mr.
Chen said he was in Taiwan and would not be able to meet BLC
in Hong Kong. Mr. Chen confirmed the end user for the
transaction was Thailand Armed Forces Security Center and
said a Thai company was also involved in the deal. Mr. Chen
provided his e-mail address: Charliechen960(atsign)gmail.com.
Mr. Chen could not recall the full address of his company in
Hong Kong, but said it was somewhere on Nathan Road. Mr.
Chen also said Sino Technology had an office in Taiwan near
Taoyuan Airport called Long Sion Corporation, confirming
information in reftel A. When Post Economic Specialist asked
why Mr. Chen chose a Hong Kong company rather than a Taiwan
company as the importer for this shipment, Mr. Chen said it
is not convenient to do this business in Taiwan.

4. (SBU) Post BLC sent Mr. Chen an e-mail on November 25
requesting Sino Technology's registered address in Hong Kong
along with the Hong Kong company registry number to assist in
local due diligence. Mr. Chen responded on November 27 with
additional contact information and scanned copies of two
documents related to Sino Technology. Additional contact
information included: e-mail: tomachi(atsign)ms38.hinet.net;
mobile phone: 886-988-387863; China mobile phone:
139-22520820; skype: luckycharlie; Long Sion Corp phone:
886-3-2160030; Long Sion Corp fax: 886-3-2150420; Long Sion
Corp website: www.longsion.com.tw. The two documents
included a Certificate of Incorporation of International
Business Company in Brunei Darussalam for Sino Technology,
containing information detailed per reftel B; and contact
information for the company in Hong Kong, including the full
Hong Kong office contact information: Room 804, Sino Centre,
582-592 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong; Phone:
852-2384-0332; Fax: 852-2771-7211. Post BLC provided this
contact information to AIT Taipei BLC on November 30 to
assist in AIT's efforts to contact Mr. Chen.

5. (SBU) Post Economic Specialist called the listed phone
number and found it belonged to a business service provider
called Power Point International Company Ltd. Local research
shows the company provides corporate secretarial service,
business management and consulting services, corporate
management, and investment advisory service. An internet
search using the address and phone number for Sino Technology
yielded over a dozen other companies with the same address
and phone number presumably using Power Point's business
services.

6. (SBU) Since Sino Technology does not have a true physical
presence in Hong Kong and appears to be using a business
service provider for a Hong Kong address/phone number/fax
number, post defers to AIT Taipei for an assessment of the

reliability of foreign consignee Long Sion Corp AKA Sino
Technology Corp. to be a recipient of USML items.
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