China Blocks U.S. Navy Flotilla’s Visit to Hong Kong
Boom, China implodes in a puff of smoke.
"WASHINGTON — The Chinese government on Thursday denied a Navy flotilla access to the port in Hong Kong, Pentagon officials said Friday, the latest sign of escalating tension between the United States and China.
The rare refusal to allow the aircraft carrier John C. Stennis, and several other vessels accompanying it, to visit the port comes two weeks after the Stennis hosted the defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, on a visit to the South China Sea, where the United States is challenging what it sees as excessive maritime claims by China.
During the trip, Mr. Carter criticized the Chinese and said the United States would work with its allies in the region."
Cut the status, then work with the antiChinese elements in the South China Sea. Congress can do much of this without actually changing the status by simply holding hearings on whether they should change the status.
It is time to put China on notice. The President was golfing and did not return our smoke signals requesting a comment. Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed.