Chinese government has rejected the request for the two U.S. Navy warship to visit Hong Kong in the coming weeks.The USS Green Bay had requested to visit later this month and the USS Lake Erie requested to visit in September.
Christensen said, “The US Navy has a long track of successful port visits to Hong Kong and we expect them to continue. We refer you the Chinese Government for further information about why they denied the request.”
The last time Chinese government denied a request to have a ship visit to Hong Kong on September 2018 after the US booted China from a major military exercise in retaliation for Beijing’s deployment of military hardware to contested man-made islands in the South China Sea.
President Donald Trump tweeted that the U.S. intelligence has informed the White House that the Chinese government “is moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong. Everyone should be calm and safe.”