Experts have stated that the mainland will weigh in on the Edward Snowden case and assess whether he is an asset or liability to China’s national security, South China Morning Post reported. Snowden is reportedly in Hong Kong and much speculation has risen concerning his possible extradition, with observers noting that Beijing hopes to extract more intelligence from the NSA whistleblower. On Thursday, Snowden emerged from hiding and spoke with the Post, revealing that the US has been hacking Hong Kong and China networks “for years.” This revelation comes during a politically poignant moment, as the US has been increasing pressure on Beijing regarding cyber espionage.
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