What is this all about? Bad weather forces US warships to skirt through the straight between China and Taiwan. The fleet usually would avoid this area, but could not, after being denied entry to Hong Kong harbor by the Chinese.
More from McClatchy:
China has now refused entry to nine U.S. Navy vessels into Hong Kong harbor. On Friday, Navy officials said China denied permission to a U.S. Air Force C-17 flight that had been scheduled for a routine re-supply of the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong.
The sudden port denials have angered Pentagon officials, and baffled U.S. policymakers puzzling over the message China seeks to send.