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China: Hong Kong Handled Snowden Matter Lawfully, Despite U.S. Complaints

Unreasonable for U.S. to question, China says

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Hitting back at Washington over the Edward Snowden case, China said Tuesday thatHong Kong had handled the matter lawfully, and it rejected U.S. suggestions that mainland officials had improperly intervened to allow him to flee to Moscow.

"The accusations against the Chinese government are groundless," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said. "It is unreasonable for the U.S. to question the Hong Kong government's handling of affairs in accordance with the law."