China news round-up: Edward Snowden called a 'traitor hero', Hong Kong ponders his fate
Edward Snowden in Hong Kong
"Traitor hero" Snowden "has become a matter of Sino-US relations".
Snowden "has no chance of getting asylum", says a lawyer.
Hong Kong Daily News*
Snowden's legal process in Hong Kong could take three to five years, estimates a legal expert.
Charges against him cannot be changed after extradition, says a lawyer.
Report on Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-Ying's visit to the US does not mention Snowden.
The government of Hong Kong might not be all that autonomous, but the people certainly are.
Snowden's decision to flee to the territory puts a spotlight on its growing discomfort with mainland Chinese meddling.
Tea Leaf Nation
Chinese web users react to PRISM: The end of the affair with Google and Apple?
Is Beijing pleased Snowden fled to Hong Kong?
“Toxic cells" of separatism must be eliminated to realise the Chinese Dream.
Tea Leaf Nation
A meeting of young Chinese intellectuals has been cancelled in Hong Kong.
People's Liberation Army reforms auditing system to clamp down on corruption.
Taiwan envoy Wu Po-hsiung to meet Xi Jinping on Thursday.
Individual mainland travelers to Taiwan break 4,000 single-day mark.
Radio Free Asia
Qinghai authorities "fired tranquilizer darts" at Hui Muslim evictees.
Photo series of a leprosy village in Yunnan.
Every minute, six people are diagnosed with cancer in China.
China coal import ban sparks war of words.
Chinese-built Nicaragua waterway to dwarf Panama canal.
The main task of sorting out the current slow recovery lies with domestic policy, not with correcting perceived international imbalance.
on the taxi price hike in Beijing.
New York Times
On Realpolitik and spinning the US-China summit.
EU wants a WTO ruling versus Chinese steel duties.
Beijing tries to censor a French report about Tibet.
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
Differing ideologies will not clash.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.