Why doesn't China offer Snowden asylm in China

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Jul 12, 2013
 
NO EASY WAY OUT
The United States has urged nations not to give him passage to an asylum destination.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, returning from a visit to Russia last week, had to land in Austria after he was denied access to the airspace of several European countries on suspicion Snowden might be on board his plane.
"Some governments in Western European and North American states have demonstrated a willingness to act outside the law, and this behavior persists today," Snowden told the activists.
"This unlawful threat makes it impossible for me to travel to Latin America and enjoy the asylum granted there in accordance with our shared rights."
Snowden's predicament has thrust him into the hands of Russia as Washington and Moscow are seeking to improve relations that soured over issues including Syria and human rights since Putin's return to the Kremlin in 2012.
Putin has made a show of impatience over Snowden's stay, saying twice since he arrived that he should choose a destination and leave. But it had also become clear that he has no easy route to a safe haven from Moscow.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said it would raise concerns in the U.S.-Russian relationship if Moscow were to accept an asylum request from Snowden.
"However we are not at that point yet. They still have the opportunity to do the right thing and return Mr. Snowden to the United States and that's what our hope is," she said.
A White House statement about the Obama-Putin call offered no indication of a breakthrough over Snowden.
"The two leaders noted the importance of U.S.-Russian bilateral relations and discussed a range of security and bilateral issues, including the status of Mr. Edward Snowden and cooperation on counter-terrorism in the lead-up to the Sochi Winter Olympics," the statement said.
Putin has frequently accused the United States of double standards on human rights and has championed its critics, but he has invited Obama to Russia for a summit in early September and does not want to ruin the chances for that.
Putin's spokesman repeated earlier conditions that Snowden should stop harming the interests of the United States if he wants asylum.
"As far as we know, he considers himself a defender of human rights and a campaigner for democratic ideals," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Peskov said Snowden should "fully refrain from actions inflicting damage on our American partners and on Russian-American relations", Interfax news agency reported.
Lawmaker Nikonov said that message had got through.
"I asked him if he was ready to give up his political activity against the United States. He said,'Definitely, yes, all this activity was in the past'," he said. He later said Snowden had submitted the asylum request.
McQuan

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Jul 12, 2013
 
The country Snowden wants to live is perhaps Iceland. But he cannot get asylum there because he is not in Iceland and has no passport to go there. Most countries require the applicant to be in the country when he applies for asylum. Other countries like Venezuela might allow him to apply for asylum from distance but Venezuela is no more a human right country than the USA. Russia is his only choice right now because he is already in the country so the country doesn't have to break the law to let him stay. But Russia is not a human right country either. So why stir up all this trouble? Is Snowden concerned with human right and freedom abuses or he just wants to be some kind of hero?
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Jul 12, 2013
 

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lct wrote:
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you are not going to live anywhere but where your god let you.
m.korea? is there a country called m.korea?
you didn't pass middle school, forsure.:)
maybe, for I forget direction.
I think across n must be another place. I knock freely. why can I not invent a new coutnry in the world?
I can , Im a skillful cartographer. very professional.
top level.
lct

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Jul 12, 2013
 
New China wrote:
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maybe, for I forget direction.
I think across n must be another place. I knock freely. why can I not invent a new coutnry in the world?
I can , Im a skillful cartographer. very professional.
top level.
you can if you find someone 'loves' you so much.

show me.:) just don't expect the chinese.:)
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Jul 13, 2013
 
McQuan wrote:
The country Snowden wants to live is perhaps Iceland. But he cannot get asylum there because he is not in Iceland and has no passport to go there. Most countries require the applicant to be in the country when he applies for asylum. Other countries like Venezuela might allow him to apply for asylum from distance but Venezuela is no more a human right country than the USA. Russia is his only choice right now because he is already in the country so the country doesn't have to break the law to let him stay. But Russia is not a human right country either. So why stir up all this trouble? Is Snowden concerned with human right and freedom abuses or he just wants to be some kind of hero?
Simple, he just want to avoid capture from US global manhunt. Given that he is just a whistle blower and has not commit any serious crime like murder, the resources US involved in hunting him down is staggering.

Right now, any country regardless of human right record but willing to take him will be very brave and commendable.
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Jul 13, 2013
 
New China wrote:
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maybe, for I forget direction.
I think across n must be another place. I knock freely. why can I not invent a new coutnry in the world?
I can , Im a skillful cartographer. very professional.
top level.
Old people often lose balance and directions. You may need help from professor lct or professor McQuan
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Jul 14, 2013
 
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Old people often lose balance and directions. You may need help from professor lct or professor McQuan
eh?
where is mKorea?

your two brothers, do you know projective cartograph?

look at your map in hand.
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Aug 2, 2013
 
New China wrote:
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eh?
where is mKorea?
your two brothers, do you know projective cartograph?
look at your map in hand.
I think mKorea is Middle Korea. It's like the Middle Kingdom. Koreans call their country Middle Korea or Middle Goryeo
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#31
Aug 2, 2013
 
Interesting. If China were a democracy, I think it would have granted Snowden asylum as this would have been the popular thing to do and what the electorate wanted. But granting Snowden asylum was really not in the best interest of China as it would unnecessarily aggravate the United States since it probably already got whatever was useful from Snowden. China did the right thing by allowing Snowden to leave.
New China

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#32
Aug 2, 2013
 
um, maybe, mKorea= NKorea +SKorea then divided by two=mKorea.

such simple operation, you can not count?
laughed by foreigners.
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Aug 4, 2013
 
why? china just does not have the ball. after all ,it is US the BIG BROTHER.
New China

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#34
Aug 6, 2013
 
as it were, China do be a democracy.
this has nothig to do with whether it resided snowden.
McQuan

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Aug 6, 2013
 
New China wrote:
as it were, China do be a democracy.
this has nothig to do with whether it resided snowden.
China thinks that Snowden is too much into hunman rights and freedom and that is why he revealed what he revealed about the spying. Keeping such a person in one's own background is a huge risk. One day he will stab you in the back.

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