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Archive for June, 2013

China behind Snowden’s HK exit

Posted in the Australian Financial Review today. “From China’s point if view, analysts said, the departure of Mr Snowden solved two concerns: how to prevent Beijing’s relationship with the United States from being ensnared in a long legal wrangle in Hong Kong over Snowden, and how to deal with a Chinese public that widely regards […]

Chinese Netizens React Strongly to Prism

If you think Prism has made a mess in the US, you should see the reaction in China. China has a very active Twitter-like “microblog” called Sina Weibo, with over 400 million registered. They actively discussed Prism and Snowden, with over two million postings and discussions. The overall tone was very clear – microbloggers were […]

Snowden claims NSA went on hacking spree in China

The United States has systematically attacked networks and computer systems in China and Hong Kong for years, according to claims laid by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency employee who leaked details about the clandestine global PRISM bulk surveillance scheme. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, Snowden said the PRISM surveillance programme extended to […]