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China's just got to be chuckling over this. You have an embarrassed nation expressing 'disappointment and concern' towards China for not handing over a hero who points out the US is guilty of doing everything it chides China for! Snowden has proven the US illegally spies on its citizens and others, thus trampling on human rights and the constitution, and in upsetting the government has become the subject of persecution and a witch hunt. The US is no different than China, they just dress it up a little prettier.... usually.

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smithinjapan, what the US had done was pots calling the kettle black.

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boo to the US this time, China did RIGHT!

whistleblower? more like investigative journalism

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You libs are too funny. Snowden the scoundrel and rat that he is, is wasting his miserable life in an airport and is limbo and hopefully like Assange, he'll stay there and rot, good riddance, but I would prefer to see him stand trail. China is too funny, let them talk smack, they know at the end of the day, they NEED us as much as we need them, the US, should just say, "whatever....so about that trade deal" ROFL

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What bothers me is that people sometimes do not see what's in front of them. China is a bully. A big, big bully. The stronger they get, the more arms and soldiers and marines they will get and the more dangerous they WILL get. It will be all of the South China Sea today. It will be areas next to other countries next and more and more. Countries will allow the bully to have more and more and eventually there will be total capitulation. If anyone doubt this, think of what has happened to China's minorities, Tibet, South China Sea, Hong Kong and all the areas next to India that they are trying to annex. India, United States and Japan should not be helping this bully continue to bully.

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Oh well, there's a relief. As long as trade is okay, the rich can carry on screwing the poor in both nations. Never mind morality or human decency, the yuan and the dollar reign supreme. God bless capitalism!

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I think Lucabrasi hit the nail right on the head, at the end of the day $$$ is what both China and the USA love. Also cubano is right about China being a bully, so why does the USA want to help a bully in Asia?? The USA now is just looking more and more stupid by having this spy scandal with Snowden, if the USA could actually promise Snowden a safe return to the USA and a fair trial etc..maybe a presidential pardon?? Sure, that will be the day, as soon as the CIA marksmen have him in their cross hair, BANG! BANG! JFK style??

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So it's business as usual.

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Yang replied that the United States should improve its own human rights record and show “mutual respect” for other countries’ internal affairs.

==> Spoken like a true crime boss. It is all about respecting the crime and doing the time. How many fingers should Snowden lose? =How many fingers can you lose and still type on a keyboard.

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All this over Snowdon? The US government needs to check their perspective. The topic is economic ties. Snowdon is a minor sideshow that is, basically, over. Stop whining and get on with the real issues.

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smithinjapan: Snowden has proven the US illegally spies on its citizens and others

Do you think the Canadian government knew anything about it or used any information gained from PRISM?

Wait, found it!

Canada's government on Monday declined to say whether it was using data gathered by a secret U.S. government eavesdropping program, but confirmed its own secret signals intelligence agency was monitoring foreign phone and internet traffic.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/10/us-usa-security-canada-idUSBRE9590WL20130610

It's just hysterical listening to the pathetic Canadian government official refusing to say whether it uses PRISM data while saying they want an investigation of it. Hypocrisy anyone? They are the laughing stock of North America and yadda yadda yadda....you can fill in the blanks for me with one of your passionate posts.

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The "Economist" also reports that France has an ongoing effort to spy on the US and US companies and that the US has been sharing information with Germany, Britain, and Canada.

Not that any of this excuses an abuse of government power but it seems that freakin' everybody is doing it.

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" Snowden the scoundrel and rat that he is, is wasting his miserable life in an airport and is limbo and hopefully like Assange, he'll stay there and rot, good riddance, but I would prefer to see him stand trail."

Really grates the Empire's minions that the dirty secrets of the Empire have been exposed revealing the sordid character of its actions.

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