China has refused to allow a US Navy ship entry into its port city of Qingdao. The move comes at a time when China and the US are embroiled in a bitter trade war.
A US defence official released the information in statement to the press on Tuesday August 27th, according to Reuters.
In his statement, the official said a US Navy warship was supposed to visit the city on Sunday, but Chinese authorities denied entry to the port days before.
The most recent visit of a US warship to a Chinese city was in 2017. The last time the city of Qingdao received a US Navy warship was in 2016, when the destroyer Benfold entered the port.