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

221. Information from National Foreign Trade Council (ReDeptel 186, February 3, 8 p.m.) arrived after Judge Helmick had completed drawing up comprehensive suggestions for modification of legislation governing registration in China of foreign corporations at request of and for reference to appropriate Chinese Government authorities. All important points in Council’s memorandum appear to have been covered by Helmick who based his suggestions on New York State laws for foreign corporations.

Generalissimo12 February 10 informed Helmick he approved suggestions in principle and said he was referring them to legal advisers [Page 1210] for study. Foreign Affairs Minister13 and other influential Chinese leaders, including Dr. Sun Fo,14 had previously expressed approval. Helmick, who desires to report to Department in person on this matter and who is now about to return to U. S., is optimistic over possibility of adoption of his suggestions entirely or in majority.

  1. Chiang Kai-shek, President of the National Government of the Republic of China.
  2. T. V. Soong.
  3. President of the Chinese Legislative Yuan.