17 January 2020

Ex-US president Clinton calls for openness on spying, SCMP says

The United States and China should be more open to each other on what and who they are spying on, former US president Bill Clinton said at a forum in Beijing Monday, the South China Morning Post reported. “China and America should commit to tell the whole truth of the listening we are doing to each other,” Clinton was quoted as saying at a forum organized by the financial magazine Caijing. The debate surrounding whistle-blower Edward Snowden has at least prompted everyone to start thinking about the balance between privacy and security, he said. Clinton made the remarks after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping earlier in the day. He applauded the reform resolutions formulated at the Communist Party’s third plenum last week.

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