893.5034 Registration/6–1345

The Chinese Minister for Foreign Affairs (Soong) to the Assistant Secretary of State (Clayton)

Dear Mr. Clayton: In reply to your letter of May 22 concerning registration of American firms in China, I wish to say that the Chinese Government is well aware of the importance of this question affecting the commercial relations of our two countries.

My Government has already taken steps to formulate new regulations for the registration of foreign firms which will be designed to establish simple and effective procedure for this purpose.

It is expected that these new regulations will be completed by the end of June, and in the event of their promulgation being delayed my Government is prepared to consider the further extension of the time limit set for registration.

Yours sincerely,

Tse Vun Soong