CHINA DENIES KITTY HAWK, THOUSANDS OF SAILORS, FOR NOW--updated
The USS Kitty Hawk and its support ships had been expected to arrive in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning for a five-day visit, but they were delayed due to problems with "administrative arrangements," the U.S. consulate said in a statement.
The Chi-Coms and the USS Kitty Hawk are having problems again. I know you don't pull into a foreign harbor with a floating city without first having all the paperwork in order, so I'll just conclude that the Chi-Coms are again f-ing with us. And what will we do about it? Probably nothing, since they own us.
--no longer a delay; the group has been officially denied port entry.
UPDATE from Reuters
UPDATE II: China approves entry; Navy declines.