06/23/2013 10:29 pm ET Updated Jun 23, 2013

China Said To Have Made Call To Let Leaker Depart


The Chinese government made the final decision to allow Edward J. 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 Mr. Snowden’s disclosures, according to people familiar with the situation.

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