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FCO 21. Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Far Eastern Department: Registered Files (F and FE Series)

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Identifier: UK-KeNA_FCO_21_do

Dates

  • 1988-1989

Summary

This series contains 5,057 files of the Far Eastern Department of the Foreign Office to October 1968 dealing with UK relations with China, Taiwan, Macao, Japan, Korea, and Mongolia from January 1967. The records for this period also cover Foreign Office correspondence on Commonwealth interests in the far east and south Asia. From October 1968, the records are those of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Far Eastern Department, whose responsibilities also included external relations of Hong Kong (internal affairs being managed by a separate Hong Kong Department).

Below is a list of 19 selected files of this series which covers the topics of human rights in China, death of Hu Yaobang (胡耀邦), internal political situation in China, student demonstrations in China, etc.

FCO 21/4006 Human rights in China (1988 Jan 1 - 1988 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4011 Student unrest in China (1988 Jan 1 - 1988 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4180 China: death of Hu Yaobang, former General Secretary of the Communist Party; student demonstrations (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4181 China: death of Hu Yaobang, former General Secretary of the Communist Party; student demonstrations (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4182 Contingency plans for deaths of Chinese leaders (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4192 Internal political situation in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4193 Internal political situation in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4194 Internal political situation in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4195 Internal political situation in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4196 China: annual review for 1988 (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4197 Student demonstrations in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4198 Student demonstrations in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4199 Student demonstrations in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4200 Student demonstrations in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4201 Student demonstrations in China: external reactions (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4202 Student demonstrations in China: external reactions (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4203 Chinese dissidents overseas (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4224 FCO advice to UK organisations following the student demonstrations of June 1989 in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)
FCO 21/4260 Human rights in China (1989 Jan 1 - 1989 Dec 31)

Extent

19 of the 5,057 file(s)

Administrative History

The Far Eastern Department of the Foreign Office continued with largely unaltered functions under the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, except for the addition of responsibility for external relations of Hong Kong. This responsibility was later returned to the Hong Kong Department. The Far Eastern Department became the Far Eastern and Pacific Department in 1994.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from 1998

Legal Status

Public Record(s)

Repository Details

Part of the CUHK Library Archival Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Reading Room
3/F, University Library
The Chinese University of Hong Kong