Suspicions Snowden spied for China 'groundless': Beijing
BEIJING (AFP) ) China's foreign ministry on Monday dismissed as "groundless" suspicions that former US contractor Edward Snowden spied for Beijing.
"I think it is completely groundless," said foreign ministry spokesman Hua Chunying when asked at a regular news briefing if Mr Snowden spied for China.
They were the first concrete comments from Beijing on Mr Snowden. Last week, Ms Hua said that she had “no information to offer” on the 29-year-old.
Former US vice president Dick Cheney said Sunday on US television that he was “deeply suspicious” about Mr Snowden given that he had gone to China.