The Counselor of Embassy in China (Smyth) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 28—6:53 a.m.]
376. Please inform Commerce. Reconsideration of its previous recommendation to Legislative Yuan regarding “doing business” provision of articles 7 and 292 of revised company law was not among matters taken up by Supreme National Defense Council in its meeting on Feb 25. (Sent Washington 376 repeated Shanghai 140, Feb 27, 10 a.m.) Next meeting of Council will be March 11. We are awaiting Dept’s instructions and replies to Embtel 301, Feb. 15, 8 a.m. and 347, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. before taking further steps.