Friday, April 29, 2016

Pentagon: China Has Rejected A Hong Kong Port Call By US Aircraft Carrier

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Strait of Hormuz, in this November 12, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS KENNETH ABBATE/HANDOUT (MILITARY)

South China Morning Post: US aircraft carrier denied entry to Hong Kong, American consulate official says

Refusal comes after US defence chief Ash Carter visited the USS Stennis in South China Sea.

Beijing denied a US aircraft carrier permission to make a port call in Hong Kong, a US consulate official says, a rejection that comes amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry told the US on Thursday night the visit by the USS John C. Stennis would not be allowed, said the official, who requested anonymity.

US defence chief Ash Carter visited the Stennis earlier this month.

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More News On Reports That China Has Rejected A Hong Kong Port Call By A US Aircraft Carrier

China denies request for Hong Kong visit by U.S. carrier group: Pentagon -- Reuters
China denies U.S. aircraft carrier Hong Kong port visit -- CNN
China denies US aircraft carrier Hong Kong visit -- BBC
China Denies U.S. Carrier Hong Kong Visit Amid Maritime Tension -- Bloomberg
Beijing Rejects US Aircraft Carrier Entry In Hong Kong Port Amid Rising South China Sea Tensions -- IBTimes
'They Said No': China Denies US Aircraft Carrier Entry to Hong Kong -- Sputnik

1 comment:

Unknown said...

No inexpensive, tailored silk suits, reduced shopping, no visit to the The Ocean Park Grand Aquarium

Less chance of Chinese espionage. Oh, horrors!