China dismissed US Snowden claims as 'unacceptable'

China's foreign ministry has dismissed US accusations that it facilitated the departure of fugitive Edward Snowden as "groundless and unacceptable".

Spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing that all parties should accept that the Hong Kong government had handled Snowden's case in accordance with the law.

The White House said Hong Kong's decision was "a deliberate choice by the government to release a fugitive despite a valid arrest warrant, and that decision unquestionably has a negative impact on the US-China relationship."

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