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-- reports this morning to save the an -- whistle blower Edwards noted is looking for a legal advice in Hong Kong.
Why Hong Kong why -- -- there stone says the country as a quote -- -- commitment to free speech and the rights of political dissent.
That was in Hong Kong it's in China but -- you really fighting out there because it's close connection to China.
-- -- Gordon Chang author of the book the coming collapse of China and he's an expert in this region Gordon why is he there.
I think he's there because he wants to defect to China.
The guardian said that he went to Hong Kong because it was one of the few places in the world which had both the will and the capability to resist the US.
You if you're trying to run away from Uncle Sam you don't go to a jurisdiction which hasn't extradition treaty with the US which Hong Kong does.
What is really thinking is that China is going to save him from being extradited.
And probably he's also going to think about trading information for refuge.
We know this because.
In that guardian video he talks about all the things that he knows that he has yet to disclose such as the name of every NSA employee.
Every operation the United States is running outside of the US all of this stuff this is very valuable to China but we were just talking before and I don't -- words in your mouth.
But essentially -- guy in his position.
Does not have access to what he claims to have had and -- he's shown to have had do you believe that within Booz Allen he was hacking into computers.
Well for him to have the information that he says the to the stunning amount of information that he claims to possess.
And basically what he was doing was he saying to the Chinese.
This is how valuable I am to you so don't let the -- don't let Americans extradite me what about the timing China comes here for many some -- -- get to know you thing.
But he's been there since may twentieth why is this coming out now why is everything published last week this other -- coincidence that I don't believe is a coincidence.
Because you know cyber hacking cyber espionage was going to be the main topic of the shirt -- summit between President Obama and Chinese presidency -- -- And actually Snowden said -- in an interview with the guardian.
That Chinese hacking is no different than US action which is -- only untrue and -- would know that.
This really hurts the United States and so I think that he is intending to do something to basically give information -- China so that he can save himself and we're gonna get more information coming out that's -- so valuable to get that -- -- could become in our direction and we're about his extradition.
Gordon Chang -- thanks so much go get his book the coming collapse of China thank you.
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