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US Navy to make Hong Kong port call after earlier refusal

HONG KONG --- China is allowing a US Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with Washington. The Hong Kong Marine Department s website listed the USS Ronald Reagan and three other Navy warships as approved to arrive Wednesday. China in September turned down a request for a port call in Hong Kong by the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp, the first time it had denied such a visit since 2016. The earlier denial came amid a spike in tensions over Taiwan and the South China Sea that resulted in various exchanges being put on hold. China claims virtually the entire strategic waterway a...

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