Hong Kong’s Vanishing Archives and The Battle To Preserve History

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 6, 2017

For anyone digging into Hong Kong’s history, the official archives might not be the place to look.

The office of the chief executive, Hong Kong’s leader, failed to hand over any official records at all for eight of the 20 years since it came under Chinese rule in 1997, according to the government department that manages the archives. The Security Bureau only did it for 10.

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