China REFUSES to let US warship dock in Hong Kong as superpower tensions SOAR

Hong KongThe withdrawal of the invitation was confirmed by the US consulate in Hong Kong (Image: US NAVY)

Chinese authorities had given USS Wasp, and a contingent of US marines, permission to visit but this has now been rescinded.

The withdrawal of the invitation was confirmed by the US consulate in Hong Kong.

The decision was taken in response to the US imposing sanctions on a Chinese state arms company which had been buying weapons from Russia.

China also recalled a senior naval commander, Admiral Shen Jinglong, from a US naval conference following the sanctions announcement.

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