China Denies U.S. Aircraft Carrier Port Visit in Hong Kong — TIME

(WASHINGTON)— China recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong, the State Department said Friday, in an apparent sign of mounting tension in the disputed South China Sea. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Philippine counterpart visited the carrier, USS John C. Stennis, in those waters two…

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