Sunday, December 2, 2007

China denies US warships enty into Hong Kong.

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.

3 comments:

Leo said...

Hmmm, it will be interesting to see their reasons...the toy flap? or perceived American Imperialism? What think ye?

dmarks said...

If the warships had offered to load up with lead toys...

Andrew said...

I am sure there is more to this story. Perhaps they are making a point that we owe them lots of money and will not let us dock until we pay the bill.