Tuesday, June 25, 2013
China's state newspaper praises Edward Snowden for 'tearing off Washington's sanctimonious mask'
The strongly worded front-page commentary in the overseas edition of the People's Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist party, responded to harsh criticism of China from the US for allowing Snowden to flee.
The Chinese government has said it was gravely concerned by Snowden's allegations that the US had hacked into many networks in Hong Kong and China, including Tsinghua University, which hosts one of the country's internet hubs, and Chinese mobile network companies. It said it had taken the issue up with Washington.
"Not only did the US authorities not give us an explanation and apology, it instead expressed dissatisfaction at the Hong Kong special administrative region for handling things in accordance with law," wrote Wang Xinjun, a researcher at the Academy of Military Science in the People's Daily commentary.
"In a sense, the United States has gone from a 'model of human rights' to 'an eavesdropper on personal privacy', the 'manipulator' of the centralised power over the international internet, and the mad 'invader' of other countries' networks," the People's Daily said.
Source: Guardian Newspaper
Democracy and Class Struggle says we hope more attention is placed on Edward Snowden's revelations than on him personally has this was his most fervent desire in his last interview before he appeared in Moscow..
Posted by nickglais on 6/25/2013 08:00:00 AM