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Q&A Lam & Beattie / China U.S. / Chinese state media reported extensively today on the controversial allegations made by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Xinhua describes the U.S. government's surveillance program involving the analysis of civilian telephone calls and global Internet use as "massive". The Chinese news agency also says Snowden's revelation that the National Security Agency has been hacking computers in Hong Kong and China since 2009 is "certain to stain Washington's overseas image and test developing Sino-U.S. relations." Willy Lam of the Chinese University of Hong Kong tells VOA's Victor Beattie he does not believe the latest statement by Snowden will not undermine joint U.S./China efforts to develop so-called "rules of the road" on cyber-security.

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