THE Alliance in Support of the Patriotic Democratic Movement in China is to copy its files and send them overseas. The documents, including news reports on the June 4 massacre, files on the democratic movement in China and information on dissidents, will be passed to the International Institute for Social History in Amsterdam next month after they are put on to microfilm. Original copies of the files will not be removed. The institute, an academic body which keeps records on social development, will open the files to the public. Group member and Democratic Party legislator Cheung Man-kwong said the move was to ensure all its documents could be kept safe. He denied the group was worried the documents would be seized by authorities after the handover. 'It is just another way to keep our files in good condition and let more people know about the democratic movement in China,' he said. Mr Cheung also said the alliance had decided to seek a meeting with Chief Executive-designate Tung Chee-hwa.