China said to be behind Snowden's flight from Hong Kong

  • Updated: June 23, 2013 - 9:42 PM

BEIJING – The Chinese government made the final decision to allow Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, to leave Hong Kong on Sunday, a move that Beijing believed resolved a tough diplomatic problem even as it reaped a publicity windfall from Snowden’s disclosures, according to people familiar with the ­situation.

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