Navy, the cruiser “lake Erie” in dry dockett: Louis Nastro / Reuters
China rejected the U.S. request to enter the port of Hong Kong, the two American warships. This statement was made official representative of the Pacific fleet of the US Navy Nate Christensen, reports CNN.
“The Chinese government rejected the request for a visit to the port of Hong Kong,” he said. It is noted that the Navy cruiser “lake Erie” (USS Lake Erie) was planning this route in September, and landing ship “green Bay” (the USS Green Bay) — already on 17 August. The Americans sent an additional request to find out the reason for such a response.
Earlier it became known that China had driven to the border with Hong Kong Shenzhen huge amount of military equipment of the people’s armed police. According to the official version, military vehicles drove to conducting major exercises.
On 12 August, the official representative of the office for Hong Kong and Macau by the state Council of China Yang Guang said that during the riots in Hong Kong began to show “the seeds of terrorism.”
July 1, protesters in Hong Kong took control of the Parliament. Then the Hong Kong police freed them from the building. The protests began on the day of the 22nd anniversary of the transfer to China of power over Hong Kong, a former British colony.
In June, more than a million Hong Kong residents took to mass protests over government plans to sign an extradition agreement with China, Taiwan and Macau. On 15 June the government suspended consideration of the draft, and after three days the head of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has made an apology to its citizens and assured them that the issue will be limited to those involved in murders and rapes.
Hong Kong from 1842 to 1997 was a British colony. He currently is part of China as a special administrative region.
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