President Xi Jinping did not try to score points on the US cyber scandal around the NSA at the California summit. And the central government might try to ignored whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong as much as possible, China watcher Jeremy Goldkorn explains in the LA Times.
The LA Times:
Beijing, however, has chosen not to capitalize on the U.S. government’s embarrassment. The tightly controlled state press on the mainland has barely mentioned the U.S. surveillance program and was silent Monday on Snowden’s flight to Hong Kong.
“The reason is that Beijing is doing all sorts of dodgy things ranging from surveillance to hacking. I don’t think they want to draw attention by being excessively critical of the United States,’” said Jeremy Goldkorn, a Beijing media analyst.
The wording of the extradition treaty between the United States and Hong Kong gives Beijing veto right if “surrender of a fugitive would harm defense, foreign affairs or essential public interest or policy.”
The China Weekly Hangout
Who is hacking who, the China Weekly Hangout asked on February 28. A discussion with security consultant Mathew Hoover and reporter Charlie Custer of Tech in Asia about the hacking issues, the Sino-US relations, including some useful information on what to worry about and what not. Moderation: Fons Tuinstra of the China Speakers Bureau
Chinese labor in Africa is the subject of the China Weekly Hangout on Thursday 13 June, following the story of over 124 Chinese gold miners, who got arrested in Ghana last week. Our expert panelist will be Eric Olander of the China Africa Projects, and you can read our announcement here. You can register for participation at our event page.