China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensions

China denies Hong Kong port visit for U.S. navy ship amid trade tensionsHONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China has denied a request for a U.S. warship to visit Hong Kong, the U.S. consulate in the Chinese city said on Tuesday, amid rising tension between Beijing and Washington over trade and a U.S. decision to sanction the Asian nation’s military. The amphibious assault ship Wasp had been due to make a port call in the former British colony of Hong Kong in October, diplomatic sources said. “The Chinese Government did not approve a request for a U.S. port visit to Hong Kong by the USS Wasp,” a consulate spokeswoman said.



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