China now has the moral high ground.
“The one party who always blames others for hacking attacks turns out to be worse than all the rest,” charged the Communist Party’s official organ, the People’s Daily, in a commentary on Wednesday. “Henceforth, who will believe those accusations?”
But Beijing wants to wash its hands of Snowden.
“My hunch is that the government will not say anything one way or the other” about Snowden’s future, he says. “They will just respect the decision of the Hong Kong court.”