As the American Consulate General’s Hong Kong/Macau Political Officer during the 1967 Emergency, Syd Goldsmith had access to everything the CIA, a Chinese “Deep Throat,” and Hong Kong Government contacts would share as the colony faced Chinese Cultural Revolution-inspired threats to its very existence.
He has been a diplomat, advisor to Chinese companies, concert flutist, and university professor during his 40 years in Chinese places. Syd, Hsiu-chen and their two children call Taipei home.
April 2021 update: We are operating as normal. However, airmail service from Hong Kong to some destinations is still suspended. Deliveries to countries including Canada, Ireland and New Zealand may be made by surface mail, with an estimated arrival time of 25 to 31 days. Thank you for your patience! Dismiss