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Old 11-28-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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Navy Chief Surprised at China's Refusal of Port Visit for U.S. Ships

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Two of the Navy's top admirals said Tuesday that China's refusal to permit a U.S. aircraft carrier to make a Thanksgiving port call at Hong Kong was surprising and troubling.

"This is perplexing. It's not helpful," Adm. Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, told reporters in a videoteleconference from his headquarters at Camp Smith, Hawaii.
The USS Kitty Hawk, which has its home port near Tokyo, was forced to return early to Japan when Chinese authorities at the last minute refused to let the warship and its escort vessels enter Hong Kong harbor.

Keating said that by the time the Chinese acted, hundreds of family members of sailors aboard the Kitty Hawk had already flown to Hong Kong from their homes in Japan to join in the port visit.

Asked about seeking an explanation from the Chinese, Keating said he had heard nothing from Chinese military authorities and that it would be a matter for the State Department to pursue. He said he did not expect the Chinese to apologize.
Roughead, who was commander of U.S. naval forces in the Pacific before he replaced Adm. Mike Mullen as chief of naval operations on Sept. 29, said he was even more troubled by China's refusal, several days before the Kitty Hawk incident, to let two U.S. Navy minesweepers enter Hong Kong harbor to escape an approaching storm and receive fuel. The minesweepers, the Patriot and the Guardian, were instead refueled at sea and returned safely to their home port in Japan, he said
They are just pissed off because so much of their goods have been recalled lately.
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I think there is more to it than that. Those communist do not like us and hey I could care less I do not like them either. BUY AMERICAN every chance you get and send a message to those that try to hurt Americans.

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There is a lot more to it than them just being upset over their recalled products. They don't play by the rules and don't respect the international codes like many of the countries over there. However, the "code" is unwritten and though it is common knowledge for all at sea carriers, you can't expect all to follow. It really should not be surprising in any form.
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There is a lot more to it than them just being upset over their recalled products. They don't play by the rules and don't respect the international codes like many of the countries over there. However, the "code" is unwritten and though it is common knowledge for all at sea carriers, you can't expect all to follow. It really should not be surprising in any form.
I know their is alot more to it that recalled items but they are upset over that. I say hell with China there are alot of other ports that is probably just as interesting. I feel sorry for the families that went there to meet the ship.
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