外文标题：Edward Snowden puts spotlight on China amid cyber row
WASHINGTON: China's role in outing America's super-secret surveillance of the world has come under sharp focus after the US whistleblower who exposed Washington turned up in Hong Kong, of all places.
That Edward Snowden surfaced in Chinese territory to embarrass the US in the middle of summit meeting where President Barack Obama was expected to corner his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinpin over Beijing's ''cybertheft'' was all too glaring to be missed. Compounding American mortification, Snowden then went on to argue that China is not an enemy of the United States, amid speculation that he could defect to Washington's geopolitical rival.
Asked by Guardian correspondent Glenn Greenwald about his presence in Hong Kong and whether he plans to defect to China, Snowden said the assumption that ''China is an enemy of the United States'' is wrong. ''It's not,'' he said, adding that despite conflicts between the US and Chinese governments, the peoples of the two countries remained friendly.
''We're not at war, in armed conflict ... we're the largest trading partners,'' he said.
His remarks were striking given that they came in the middle of a high level summit where Washington made Beijing's cybersnooping the centerpiece of the dialogue between Obama and Xi. Snowden's disclosures appeared to have undercut Washington effort to corner Beijing, allowing Xi to counter that China and the rest of the world too were victims of US surveillance.
Traitor of USA and spy of CHINA !
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CIA can spy on everyone but could not spy on their own staff who can easily collect important information and pass on to other country like China. Who is responsible ? Mr Snowden or CIA authority who did not keep proper check on all NSA staff ? If we found one case, there could be many more which we do not know.
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It seems he may be on Chinese payroll already. His timing was the best to benefit Chinese.
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This guy will be a thorn for US. If he sides with Chinese then it would be a huge embarassment for Uncle SAM
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Us blams china & China blam US for Cyber attack. Both are involved.
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America cant take what it gives...America snoops on everyone ( a spy was arrested in Russia) but is mad when others do the same, its worse spying on your own citizens than on rival nations.
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Abhishek Hindustani (Pune, Maharashtra)
US will garner only hate and more hate from throughout the world ! Butchering privacy !
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Well.. we Indians think that USA is doing right thing. But dear fellow Indians those NSA Guys are intercepting our mails and Bank accounts as well. As told by Snowden that intercepting just require personal Mail ID. And they may be intercepting many more corporate, government and research emails and data. Indeed they are spying on India as well. Actually this is a threat to India. I don't care about privacy stuff..but I care about security stuff. That our emails, economic data along with passwords is now hacked by US government....
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Venkatesh Ram (Chennai)
US is now preparing to charge him for leaking classified information. Hope he does not end up in the infamous Guatanamo bay.
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ventris81 (In orbit around the sun)
It shows China cannot be trusted, they have asked this guy to defect at a time and place where it will prevent US from putting pressure on China and China can make any excuses it wants and put US on the back foot. I wonder how much information he must have stolen from US and sold to China.
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Johnson (singapore) replies to ventris81
China will use the guy and milk him for all he is worth and then hand him over making a deal with washington for the americans to keep quiet about the chinese human right abuses inside china and Tibet.
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ventris81 replies to Johnson
Yes what you said is right, Snowden will end up spending the rest of his life in a US jail 5 yrs from now.
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US government needs war in other countries so as to sell weapons. They will support the governments,which support it and give weapons to suppress rebels.If the governments are against US, they will supply weapons to rebels.Long live US democracy.
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Prof Partha (Cuttack)
Taking capitalist and communist fight to a new height.
He sold his soul to Chinese....poor guy, I wish he die.
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There is no reason to disbelief that Aadhar card is also an effort to collect personal detail like USA secret Prism operation.
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Amabo Karab (CD)
Indian police should immediately arrest the Indian chiefs of the companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc. and grill them on why their companies are snooping and monitoring Indian Government emails, which is a totally illegal thing to do.
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Traitor !!! Capture his family....complete family tree here...How could a US born american betray his own country ?! Or any country's born national ?! Extradite him back in US and deal with him !
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NRI USA (usa)
China needs to be cornered. Like the Japanese did to them for centuries until it chose to become peaceful. This snake and worm eating nation is becoming a menace.
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Will India ever have GOVT OFFICIALS like Edward Snowden who show the courage to LEEK the truth about the SCAM LOOT happening in India ????? There can be DOZENS of Edward Snowden in India who can bring out the truth about INDIAN BILLIONS IN SWISS BANKS, CWG, 2G, ISRO, COALGATE, CHOPPER GATE, TATRA TRUCK SCAM, RAIL GATE, JIJAJI DLF SCAM etc etc.
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vinod agar (Maharashtra)
US is the worst hypocrite country in the modern world.
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check0nyou (India) replies to vinod agar
you are one Idiot and biggest hypocrite of all. Indian people are dying to go to US for better life. They will do freaking anything to go there.. even get loan from others and then they earn money in US and come back to India to show others how good their life is. When it's comes to education, when some Indian origin who is not Indian anymore.. do something... all the media and hypocrites people start singing... its Indian mind.. brilliant and now when today technology made things so worst that it needed to be observed in order to keep the terrorist away, you guys saying US is hypocrite? what a bigot you are man. lol you guys are just barking but you even knows that it is necessary step. hehehee I pity on you.
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