893.5034 Registration/6: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in China (Johnson)

237. Your 573, July 14, 6 p.m.

No translation of the regulations for registration of corporations issued December 10, 1928, appears to have been supplied to the [Page 551] Department.64 Department, therefore, desires to await receipt by radio of summary of the regulations mentioned in Shanghai’s July 12, 11 a.m.,65 before expressing opinion regarding point under discussion.
The Department is particularly interested in the following aspects:
Basis in Chinese law for the ruling of the Shanghai Special District Court that right of a company to bring suit is contingent upon previous registration under Chinese law.
Definite information whether this ruling applies to all litigants or only to foreign companies.
Method of assessing fees for registration with maximum and minimum rates.
Character of information demanded of applicants for registration.
Description of any other obligations or penalties held to arise from registration or failure to register.
  1. A copy was transmitted to the Department by the Consul General at Shanghai in his despatch No. 7033, July 15, 1930; received August 14 (893.5034 Registration/20).
  2. See telegram of July 12, 1930, noon, from the Consul General at Shanghai, p. 548.