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  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Mark Roberti collection
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1994
    Collection Number: 97007
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes (4.0 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: 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).
    Creator: United States. Department of State
    source: Roberti, Mark, 1961-
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    Box 4 closed until 2027 June 30. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1997.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mark Roberti collection, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Contains 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, 1994).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Audiotapes
    China -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain
    Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- China
    Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government
    Hong Kong (China) -- History -- Transfer of Sovereignty from Great Britain, 1997
    Roberti, Mark, 1961-