568 Department of External Affairs to Copland
Cablegram B1 CANBERRA, 2 December 1947
We agree the ECAFE should consider plans for developing industry in the Far Eastern region. In fact, this is perhaps its most important long-term function and industrial development would, inter alia, avoid continuance of Japanese domination of Far Eastern markets. 
You should, however, keep in mind instructions contained in our 143  and avoid any discussion on Japanese levels of industry, reparations from current production to build up other Far Eastern economies etc.