Two aviators assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 look out onto the Hong Kong skyline as the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) in 2013. US Navy Photo
This post was updated with additional information about USS McCampbell (DDG-85), which in August was denied permission to visit the Chinese port of Qingdao.
Shortly after protests began rocking Hong Kong over a controversial extradition bill, the Chinese government quietly started denying U.S. Navy ships permission to visit the port city. Read More
USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Lake Erie (CG-70)
THE PENTAGON – Chinese officials are denying two U.S. warships port visits to Hong Kong amidst ongoing protests against the government in Beijing. Read More
USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) steams at dusk in the South China Sea on April 25, 2016. US Navy Photo
Last week’s denial of a port visit to Hong Kong by the John C. Stennis carrier strike group isn’t the first time U.S. ships have been turned away from the South China Sea port by Chinese authorities for political reasons. Read More