Man Caught Shipping Restricted U.S. Military Jamming Technology to Communist China

R. Scott Moxley, OC Weekly, April 11, 2014

A Chinese national locked in federal custody without bail in Southern California since his December arrest after attempting to transfer restricted military technology to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) confessed this month.

Exactly what Jian Dai (a.k.a. “Michael Tan”) admitted isn’t known because U.S. Department of Justice officials sealed huge portions of the case, including the terms of Dai’s April 4 guilty plea.

According to one government document that is public, Dia repeatedly tried in 2013 to ship to the PRC “a TGA2517 power amplifying integrated chip, which is a ’16 Watt X Band Power Amplifier’ used in, among other things, applications for space and military communication jamming capabilities.”

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Dai–who was born in 1986–controls Shenzhen City Qian Hua Tai Technology Co. in China, Xingya Communication PTE Ltd. in Singapore and New Star Technology in Hong Kong.

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  • Rumors constantly swirled at the University of Texas at San Antonio about Chinese profs visting to teach at the campus and ones hired as tenured profs. It was an open secret that they were spies, but the administration covered for them. Why? A rich Chinaman donated $1,000,000 to the university (which only about $50,000 a year could be spent–the interest income from the money, which he had the right to take back if he wanted to).

    The Mexican administrators are despicable traitors who would sell their country out for a stinking $50,000 a year. This is what you get when Mexicans and Chinamen get together–TREASON. The entire University of Texas System, run by a Mexican named Figuaroa, is equally as corrupt. They should all be investigated, indicted, and if convicted, executed for treason. I would happily pull the lever on the electric chair, if allowed to.

    • Northerner

      One million dollars is nothing compared to the total amount of donations that the university receives. It doesn’t sound like enough to have any significant influence. Bottom line, are you sure this story is even accurate?

      • 100 percent accurate. I was there. The money was the largest donation to the university to date when it was received. I think recently there was a $2 million donation by a private party that eclipsed it as the largest. The brouhaha was tremendous. I should add that the administrators got annual free trips to China for “educational purposes”. University administrators would kill for a $5,000 donation, as it gives them bragging rights. They live in their own world.

        • Northerner

          How exactly did this end? I still find it hard to believe this was common to knowledge to everyone except the authorities. If this was actually “covered up” and there’s no news about it, then it’s still anecdotal more than anything else.

          • Martel

            Its no different from the Arabs buying chairs in European and American universities to sell candy coated Islam and run their political programs.

          • There are conspiracies of silence that operate for decades. Not all spying is illegal, you know. The Chinese operate a vast army of loyalists who collect info on everything relating to research. all across the USA. Whistle blowers have not been treated well in Texas, and most of us had no evidence to bring to the authorities. That’s how insidious these situations are. People know what’s going on, but no one is going to blow a career to blow the whistle.
            It was also an open secret that a pedophile ring operated within the administration. That one was partly exposed with an arrest, but the university and the cops shut down any further inquiries. Google David Gabler, who was the face of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and read of his arrest after 17 years at the U. Gabler, a homosexual Jew with influence, apparently was able to have the charges dropped. I suspect that’s what the university wanted too. Publicly, they fired him, but behind the scenes they were lobbying for him. That’s the way a Mexican run city works.

    • saxonsun

      You’ll have to muscle me out of the way for the privilege.

  • ncpride

    Yet another traitorous ‘model minority’. How many of these stories have we read about on AmRen this year alone…?

    • Northerner

      He can’t be a traitor. He’s a Chinese National, not an American.

      • Martel

        It is perfectly fine to betray the hospitality of the nation which welcomes you, according to Chinese nationals and their admirers, that is.

        • Northerner

          I didn’t say it was fine. He’s not a traitor in the truest sense of the word, and I’m right.

          • Martel

            The fact that the Chinese government is a foreign enemy wishing to subvert the Asian community is enough reason to block them from entering the US. This time its a foreign national, the next time its an Asian who gained citizenship.

          • 1stworlder

            The point is they have no creativity and must steal ideas.

        • benvad

          Don’t let them in, keep them out.

  • Romulus

    Engleman has been conspicuously absent with regards to the recent “Asian” threads.
    This is should be of no surprise to anyone. To reiterate, the bulk of the counter cyber attack workload that the NSA deters, is from China.

    • Northerner

      We need some context. According to data security firm Imperva, the U.S is the number one source of most cyber attacks in general. The NSA hacks others, including China, far more than vice versa. Attacks by the Chinese are just the ones the media discusses the most, because they’re not allowed to say what we’re doing to them.

      • Romulus

        Your point??

        • Northerner

          Our attacks aren’t motivated by racial animosity, and neither are theirs (contrary to popular opinion here on Amren).

          • Martel

            This is not the point, Asians are unreliable immigrants, that is the point.

          • Northerner

            We were talking about cyber espionage, not immigration. Most people here think all immigration is unreliable anyways, so it’s pretty much moot to begin with.

          • Martel

            And I brought you back to the main topic of Amren, which is immigration and the failed formation of multi-ethnic societies. Asians have proven to be unreliable guests as a whole.

          • Romulus

            Aaaah,… Ok, I’ll give you that. The reason I brought up the espionage angle, is that J.E. Loves to tout Asian intellect as a contributing factor to allow hordes of immigrants from the east. Never giving the credit to those that rightly deserve it. Chiefly, America. China has been stealing most of it’s technological advancements from us for decades.

          • Romulus

            Clearly you’ve never been the victim of a haoli hunt as the whites in Hawaii. Nor have any recollection of the war in the Pacific. As, Martel has pointed out, they are unreliable as an immigrant group. All tiny percentages of new arrivals dip their feet into the swimming pool to enjoy the warm water at first. Once their numbers increase exponentially, racial politics ensue.
            Let me see if I can break IT down for you: If, in the future, a devastating plague happens upon the unsuspecting masses and the only people left in America are The descendants of Rome, germania, Scandinavia, and the celts, I would would pass into infinity in eternal bliss.
            I am only concerned with the overall well being of the aforementioned.

    • Martel

      Dang, you beat me too it.

      • Romulus

        I do enjoy crossing swords with J.E. with regards to his love affair of the Asians.

        • Martel

          I like dragging him through the dirt, until he finds out again and again he has no arguments and calls me a bully, but same thing I suppose. I intend to do so until he wakes up from his yellow fever induced haze or moves on to more yellow pastures.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Why do we even need these non-white foreigners again? All they do is cause problems. Send them back to wherever they came from. Let them stay in their own countries where they belong.

    • benvad

      The Chinese are loyal to China, they are trying to steal as much knowledge as they can get their hands on. We steal secrets also when the chance arises.

      We’re the foolish ones who allow them near any secure information.

  • benvad

    Americans are naive for believing that because an Asian anglicizes their name that they suddenly have loyalty to the country?

    You learn a lot of realism living outside the US, when you see yourself from the outsider point of view, it becomes very
    rational.

    • Urbane Neanderthal

      There was a good reason we locked up the Japanese in WWII, unfortunately we as a Nation have forgotten.

      • Northerner

        You can’t market yourself as a tolerant, multicultural nation and then do stuff like that, especially today.

        • Martel

          That is because tolerant multicultural nations are impractical and do not last long. The internment of Japanese Americans was a wise choice.

  • JSS

    To bad for him he isn’t a dual citizen of the country that is our greatest friend in the Middle East. Usually they get appointed to head the DHS or to prestigious policy think tanks or the head of accounting at the Pentagon after giving away sensitive military secrets.

    • Northerner

      A lot of what China has wasn’t even stolen. They just buy it from U.S. “allies” who sell it.

      • Martel

        It can be anyone, but to think Chinese immigrants are not a greater target for recruiters is foolish beyond belief. Why are you defending China in every post?

        • Northerner

          I’m not defending them. I’m just bringing up legitimate points no one else is. For some reason, you seem to be taking this personally.

          • Martel

            I just find it odd that you defend them on all points, in every post you try to absolve them of any guilt, including the use of espionage and theft as the basis of their innovation. In every post you trivialise whatever can be trivialised, such as the comments of bigone about the university of Texas. I just wonder why you are so eager to defend the chinese, I understand on some issues for the sake of truth or balance, but reading through your comments on this article its all you do, without defending any principle in particular.

          • Intrep1d

            There’s nothing wrong with scrutinizing comments or offering counter arguments to otherwise one sided views. You just don’t like it. Bold claims should be defended.

          • Martel

            A bunch of nonsense. He defends China in every post, even if there is no principle to defend them on, he trivialises their crimes and dismisses any notion against them. Its you who seems bitter about this.

            ”You just don’t like it”
            What is this, fifth grade?
            Quite a way to jump into a discussion.

            I have no idea why some here are so sensitive about China, but I assume most are current or former hard leftists, they often have a strong fascination for this country. I don’t mind a critical discussion but the panegyrics delivered by some here make little sense.

          • IBWHITE

            You sound a lot like Engleman.

          • Northerner

            I don’t cave like Engleman, that’s probably why Martel is disappointed.

          • David Ashton

            Engelman doesn’t cave in. He waits and then comes back to say how he enjoyed “The East is Red” (a view not shared by thousands of Red Guard victims).

  • Tarczan

    If this race is as intelligent and as creative as we are told, why is there a constant stream of stories here about Chinese espionage? Can’t this wonderfully intelligent race invent there own microchips?

    • Northerner

      Espionage saves time and money. Why spend five years making something yourself when there’s a chance you can get in five months? It’s actually one of the smartest things China is doing for itself right now, and people here are misinterpreting this strategy as a lack of creativity. This is how they’re modernizing so quickly. China’s own industries are relatively young, so they’re trying to recruit talent, both international and domestic, to help them accelerate their development to the point of self sufficiency. If they can’t get something, then they begin the R&D for it.

      • DudeWheresMyCountry?

        Yet most of their country is a polluted, third world backwater. If not for Western science and innovation China would be in 1000 AD perpetually.

        • Northerner

          American businesses set up most of their manufacturing there. China has problems with pollution because we basically gave them all of ours.

    • M&S

      Roughly 90% of U.S. electronics systems are built from Chinese manufactured components.
      I worry more about sleeperware in the chipsets driver BIOS or backplane vulnerabilities to electronic attack via modulated RF inserted artifacts than I do Chinese Espionage perse` (have you heard the one about the Chinese network sensors installed in coke machines?).
      That said, _Wired For War_ is a great book explaining the disparities between Asian and U.S. university systems, they graduate tens of thousands more STEM specialists than we do and they have a 5:1 advantage in total population, along with an aggressive pursuit of excellence driven cultural modality we have been ‘socialized’ into abandoning.
      Combine those with fewer and fewer western professors becoming tenured as R&D moves overseas (and with it, interesting research scholarships) and the ‘Secret Weapon’ Dr. Michio Kaku talks about as Asian imported engineering expertise will soon dry up because they will have drained us dry and want nothing more from us but our land and maybe our women.
      We are literally building a society in China which will replace ours for no better reason than that we refuse to hold onto top-dog positioning.

    • 1stworlder

      SInce they got caught stealing DUPONTs corn, I am going to say they have less creativity than Gregor Mendel from the 19th century.

  • rasher223

    And that’s why the US government has had restrictions on chinese immigration for such a long time.

    It invites spies and would be traitors by opening our doors to these no good scoundrels.

  • IstvanIN

    No man can serve two masters. Sorry bout that. Divided loyalties are rarely divided, there is always your first and only true love.

  • Chinese yet again, and where is Mr Engelman?

    • John

      Maybe he did the “yee-hah”. Oops. I meant aliyah.

    • Northerner

      You’re married to an Asian. Don’t pretend like you actually have a problem with them.

      • I am married to a Japanese, and not a Chinese.

        • Intrep1d

          As if people here really care about the difference. They’re both East Asian and cut from the same cloth.

          • No, they’re not. Mr. Taylor once lived in Japan; you could ask him.

          • Intrep1d

            Any difference between the Japanese and Chinese is akin to the difference between Germans and Italians. The distinction isn’t large enough such that the average person feels the need to make it when they see them. They’re both Asian and non-white, and that’s all that matters to people here.

          • Of course, but there is a rather large difference between Germans and Italians.

          • Intrep1d

            There’s a difference, but everyone here would still say that they’re both White.

  • Chinese align themselves with their country of origin. It is their duty to spy, cheat, steal, etc to make China superior.

    • As long as spying, cheating and stealing is on their menu, they are admitting that they are not superior.

      • I agree, but I also know that Chinese aren’t really big on morality. Chinese government brainwashes people and sends them to Europe and America to collect information for the Chinese government.