893.5034 Registration/1–346: Telegram

The Chargé in China (Robertson) to the Secretary of State

18. Strong representations have been made by Embassy to Foreign Minister,2 President of Legislative Yuan3 and Minister of Economic Affairs4 for modification of company law with particular reference to definition of foreign corporation (re articles 7 and 292 revised company law). Confidentially, as many top officials appear to be sympathetic with our viewpoint, we are still hopeful of favorable action and do not consider it advisable to appeal direct to Gimo (Generalissimo)5 except as last resort. (Reference Dept’s 2076, December 28, 8 p.m.6)

Dr. Wong Wen-hao, Minister of Economic Affairs, assured us on January 2 that deadline for registration of foreign companies would be postponed pending promulgation of revised company law.7 (Sent to Dept as 18, repeated Shanghai as 6 in reply to Shanghai’s No. 115, December 28.8) Dr. Wong agreed to issue public announcement to this effect.

Request Commerce be advised.

  1. Wang Shih-chieh.
  2. Sun Fo.
  3. Wong Wen-hao.
  4. Chiang Kai-shek, President of the National Government of the Republic of China.
  5. Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. vii, p. 1255.
  6. In telegram No. 174, January 28, the Counselor of Embassy in China reported that the deadline for registration had been extended to the end of March (893.5034 Registration/1–2846).
  7. Not printed.