22-09-2021 05:17 PM Jerusalem Timing

China Denies Allegations about Recruiting Former CIA Agent

China Denies Allegations about Recruiting Former CIA Agent

The spokeswoman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the claims that China has recruited a former U.S intelligence agent who resorted to Hong Kong.

Chinese FM SpokeswomanThe spokeswoman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the claims that China has recruited a former U.S intelligence agent who resorted to Hong Kong.

Chun Hua Ling described these allegations as “pure nonsense.”


Her remarks came during a daily press conference held on Monday after the American former Vice President Dick Cheney expressed his doubts that Edward Snowden resorted to Hong Kong because he has worked for the China’s intelligence.


The former CIA agent, 29, fled to Hong Kong on May 20 as he disclosed two of secret surveillance programs of the U.S. National Security Agency- one collects the American phone records and the other examines the data online.

As he moved to Hong Kong, he provided “The Guardian” newspaper with highly confidential documents, leading to disclose the U.S. secret surveillance processes.

This led several countries, including the U.S. allies, to ask for explanations.

“U.S. has to consider the concerns and the demands of the international community and the peoples seriously and to provide the necessary explanations,” Ling said.