I have always had a distaste for the Chinese regime. They are a totalitarian regime that spies on its citizens.
It is always great to live in a free society (or at least think so). Here, we always had freedom of speech. Of course, we had a terrible administration under Bush and the patriot act, but in 2008 with the election of Obama I was hoping that law and order will be restored and democratic freedoms would be respected.
Here is what I found out today reading BBC news.
From the link above:
China's official Xinhua news agency has condemned the US over continuing revelations about Washington's surveillance activities by intelligence fugitive Edward Snowden.
In a commentary, it said the US had turned out to be the "biggest villain in our age".
Mr Snowden has disclosed extensive gathering of phone and internet data by US agencies....and also:
He alleged that as recently as January this year the NSA hacked into computers and servers at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing.
And Xinhua says Washington should be honest about what it has been doing. "It owes too an explanation to China and other countries it has allegedly spied on. It has to share with the world the range, extent and intent of its clandestine hacking programs."We have been criticizing for years the Chinese regime for their terrible human rights record and cyber attacks. Will we able to do that again? Are we slowly but steadily becoming a society like the Chinese society? What else are we going to find out from Snowden?