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Dispatches, reports, memoranda, and sound recordings relating to negotiations and plans for the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty. Includes photocopies of United States State Department documents released under the Freedom of Information Act; drafts of the Basic Law of Hong Kong; and recordings of interviews of British and Chinese officials. Used as research material for Mark Roberti's book, The Fall of Hong Kong: China's Triumph and Britain's Betrayal (New York, 1996).
Mark Roberti is a former Hong Kong correspondent for Asia Week. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1984, the year the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed. Roberti wrote the book The Fall of Hong Kong: China’s Triumph and Britain’s Betrayal (New York, 1996), based on the materials in the collection.
4 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (4.0 linear feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Box 4 closed until 2027 June 30. The remainder of the collection is open for research. The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.