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China says has 'no information to offer' on Snowden

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China says has 'no information to offer' on Snowden


BEIJING — China said Thursday it "has no information to offer" about a former US government subcontractor who leaked information about massive US phone and Internet spying and has taken refuge in Hong Kong.

"I have no information to offer," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing when asked about Edward Snowden, who has gone into hiding in the southern Chinese semi-autonomous city.

She was responding to a question about whether the United States had approached China about his extradition, and what Beijing's reaction would be if he applied for asylum in Hong Kong.

Hua was later asked if any extradition decision would be taken by the Chinese government or by Hong Kong's administration. She replied she had no information.

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So far...

I think Edward Snoden's choice of sanctuary was a good one.
A 'trading partner'... but not an NWO lap dog
and 'non-muslim' country to boot.
Looking forward to Saturday's HK support demonstration event.

Michael Nystrom's picture

I think so too

It is a game of chess. HK is part of China, kind of, but not really.

Still, enough a part that China will take an interest, and has the power to. China's economy, unlike Iceland's, is big enough that the US can't bully it, they way it could bully a little country like Iceland. The US could put sanctions on Iceland and squeeze them into submission. Sanctions on China would be impossible. Suicide.

Furthermore, there are all kinds of "criminals" that run away from China and hide out here. When China wants its "criminals" back, the US just shrugs. China certainly won't mind doing the same thing.

Hong Kong is ostensibly free, but Snowden will enjoy the protection of America's most powerful adversary, competitor, and trading partner.

So far it looks like a good choice.


To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.