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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After the Snowden affair, our basic rights still need safeguarding

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Risk to our rights after Snowden A year ago this week US whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the source of explosive revelations about Washington's collection of private phone records, e-mails and internet data at home and abroad, broke cover in Hong Kong and gave an exclusive interview to the South China Morning Post. Snowden's disclosures destroyed any ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Editorial: Snowden made the right move

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Snowden made the right move Edward Snowden, the world's best-known whistle-blower and fugitive, is out of our hands and far away. He left his hiding-place in Hong Kong ... information has been sought; the clarification, if forwarded, will obviously come too late. There could be no better outcome for our city and China. Snowden's choice of Hong Kong to hole up ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Time for US to move beyond Snowden

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Time to move beyond Snowden Edward Snowden's holing up in Hong Kong, his revelations about US spying activities and the circumstances of his departure prompted ... Snowden's surfacing in Hong Kong days after the summit between presidents Xi Jinping and Barack Obama would seem to have poured cold water on the leaders' achievements. They had put the basis ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The US is the one with some explaining to do

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Snowden's departure. The American former intelligence operative left lawfully on Sunday while clarification was being sought by the government to a request from Washington under a treaty for his ... Jay Carney claimed letting Snowden go to Moscow "was a deliberate choice by the government to release a fugitive"; he said the decision "unquestionably has a negative impact ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US technology giants push back on snooping and urge restraint

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 04:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tech giants give nod to Snowden Just because you are hypocritical doesn't mean you are wrong. Eight prominent US technology companies, including Google, Facebook ... they weren't kicking and screaming- but almost always meekly complied- when officials routinely demanded access to private data before Edward Snowden made his earth-shaking revelations over the summer. ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US now needs to mend diplomatic fences

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and that there is no need to apologise for it. That line has been harder to sustain since the latest of a series of revelations by former American intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, which has prompted calls ... allies. Moscow and Beijing surely would not relish the prospect of exposure by a Russian or Chinese version of Snowden. The Merkel affair is a reminder that in the case of close friends, any real ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US cannot hide behind excuses

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... justice will then be served. So after American surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed that Hong Kong computers had been hacked for years, the public rightly expects the government ... in support of Snowden called for a stop to snooping. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying broke his silence on the issue yesterday, saying that "when the relevant mechanism is activated", ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    China and US build framework for understanding issues that divide them

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and theft continue to dog relations. US complaints about theft of commercial intellectual property prompted China to highlight the revelations of whistle-blower Edward Snowden about sweeping American surveillance of foreigners and Americans. The US in turn expressed displeasure that the Chinese government allowed Snowden to leave Hong Kong for Russia. Indeed, the Snowden affair ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A need to weigh the rights and wrongs in dealing with whistle-blowers

    Posted Aug 25th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to Manning. Documents he revealed would have been declassified after 25 years; his jail term is a decade longer. With Edward Snowden continuing to release National Security Agency secrets ... similar incidents are inevitable. It comes down to whether authorities are seen as having too many secrets. Manning and Snowden have stirred much-needed debate. They knew the consequences ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The chill between Obama and Putin is felt internationally

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... secret surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden, in defiance of American wishes, and the US pulled it. Obama and his advisers concluded that without substantive progress towards a successful summit, the domestic political risk of a failed one, when the president is under pressure to take a tougher stance with Putin, is too great. Washington's displeasure over Snowden is genuine. ...




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