China Rejects U.S. Warship’s Visit Amid Trade War Tensions
HONG KONG — China has denied an American warship permission to visit a Chinese port, the United States Navy said on Wednesday, an apparent reflection of flaring trade and military tensions between the two countries.
Cmdr. Reann Mommsen, a spokeswoman for the Navy’s Seventh Fleet, confirmed the denial in an email and referred further questions to the Chinese government. China’s Foreign Ministry and Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to faxed requests for comment.