Exiled in Hong Kong: Famous Company for Edward Snowden

Thanks;KIN CHEUNG & TIME Staff
June 14, 2013

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is far from the first exile under a cloud to seek sanctuary in Hong Kong. The territory has a long legacy of harboring the oppressed and disaffected — from beleaguered emperors to left-wing dissidents and deposed heads of state. And while the fate of the 29-year-old former CIA contractor currently hangs in the balance, history shows us that similar outcasts have both suffered and thrived while hiding in the territory. Here are nine prominent examples.