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China silent on Snowden, media says US image damaged

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China stayed silent Thursday about an American hiding out in Hong Kong after exposing a massive US surveillance operation, but state media reports said the case had tarnished Washington's image. 

Edward Snowden, who leaked US intelligence information, in a screengrab recorded on June 6, 2013 and released to AFP by the Guardian.

The revelations by former US government subcontractor Edward Snowden of Internet and phone spying -- including claims of US hacking directed at China -- come amid tensions between Washington and Beijing about online espionage.

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