UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Earlier, Beijing demanded that US diplomats “stop interfering” in the affairs of Hong Kong.
Chinese authorities refused to allow two US warships to call at the port of Hong Kong.
“The Chinese government has rejected a request for a visit to the port of Hong Kong,” said Nate Christensen, spokesman for the US Navy Pacific Fleet. The military official did not name the reasons for the refusal, redirecting media questions to the Chinese side.
According to media reports, the U.S. Navy landing ship USS Green Bay was due to enter Hong Kong on August 17, and the USS Lake Erie missile cruiser in September. The last call of a US military ship to Hong Kong took place in April.
The aggravated situation in Hong Kong raises concerns of many experts regarding China’s attempts to solve the problem by force. At the same time, US lawmakers may accuse Beijing of aggression.
Earlier, Beijing has repeatedly criticized Washington and other countries for interfering in Hong Kong affairs, which the PRC authorities call China’s internal affairs.
So, in early August, Beijing addressed to American diplomats in Hong Kong demanding “to stop interfering” in the affairs of the city. Representatives of the American diplomatic service were caught communicating with participants in protests.
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