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; materials must be requested at least
two business days in advance of intended use.