Spying on China and countering their hacking WITH OUR HACKING is our government’s job (national security). This is nothing more than Obama trying to GUT our intelligence capabilities. But first, he had to make you think Snowden was on your side. There are some people who will just run with their first notions and support a total block on America’s ability to spy on China, or Russia, or any other foreign country.
Unless I missed it there is nothing in this article that indicates what information the US is after on these chinese servers.
When it is clear the info was critical to national security then I will have no problem doing an about face on this guy. But it is possible this is consistent with Snowden's original charge the government is involved in spying on its own citizens.