Bloomberg TV interviewed Hong Kong Chief Executive CY Leung today, and asked him the big question on everyone’s lips — what will Hong Kong do with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?
Leung, effectively the “mayor” of Hong Kong, one of China’s two semi-autonomous Special Administrative Regions, didn’t have much in the way of answers.
In fact, if there’s one takeaway from this interview, it’s “no comment.”
Here’s some of Cy’s insightful answers:
On whether Hong Kong will take any action against Edward Snowden:
“I cannot comment on individual cases… We do not comment on any cases of this nature”
On whether they will comply if the U.S. does issue a warrant for his arrest:
“I can only saw we follow our policies.”
On what are those policies:
“I cannot discuss it. We do not comment on such cases”
On Hong Kong/China being one country, two systems:
“We have a different set of laws in Hong Kong and a different judicial system. That is described in our constitution and I’m not commenting on any individual case.”
On Snowden fleeing to Hong Kong because it is traditionally known to be a free-speech place:
“Hong Kong enjoys freedoms in accordance with the law. But again, I’m not commenting on individual cases”
On cooperation with the United States:
“We cooperate in all areas with the United States. Economy, financial services and so on. But I am not commenting on individual cases.”
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