Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Far Eastern Department: Registered Files (F and FE Series)
This series contains records 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).
Arrangement is by former file reference within annual file cycles.
Foreign Office, Far Eastern Department, 1906-1968
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.
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