893.5034/1–1245: Telegram

The Ambassador in China ( Hurley ) to the Secretary of State

50. Embassy believes article on registration of auto companies in China December 9 issue Foreign Commerce Weekly substantially correct, but over-simplified. Suggest, with Helmick’s2 concurrence, that Department advise Commerce to be cautious in advising American companies to register pending hoped-for clarification Chinese company law on subject of qualification and admission of foreign corporations. Will report further.

  1. Judge Milton J. Helmick, sent to China in November 1944 by the Department of State to survey the effects of Chinese laws, regulations, and courts on American firms having commercial interests in that country.