Archive (Thatcher MSS)
Personal and party papers, Cambridge

Hong Kong: Foreign Secretary telegram to MT (negotiations on Joint Declaration) [close to Chinese bottom line] [released 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 1/10/75 f3; copy in PREM19/1266
Editorial comments: MT read a faxed copy of this telegram while she was at Chequers, but it has faded so much that only the annotations remain easily legible. The editors have therefore transcribed the annotations electronically onto the original of the telegram in the files from No.10. A cover note told her that Charles Powell was at No.10 if she wanted to speak with him about the telegram.
Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Foreign policy (Asia), British policy towards Hong Kong, MT messages to and from world leaders