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Hong Kong Port Visit November 22, 2007

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

A U.S. Navy task foce was steaming to Hong Kong on Wednesday for a four day Thanksgiving weekend port visit, when the Beijing Communists announced that the port is closed to them.


The sailors, about 8,000 of them aboard USS KITTY HAWK and other ships, were disappointed. No reason for the Chinese decision was given. Some sailors had flown in family to meet them in Hong Kong. The ships turned back to their homeport in Yokosuka, Japan.

I first visited Hong Kong in 1970, as a young officer on a Navy ship. I returned several times while in the Navy. It was one of my favorite cities in the world. But now the Chicoms have ruined it.

Once the ships turned around, the Chinese changed their mind, announcing that the ships could visit Hong Kong after all, for humanitarian reasons.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet said, “No, I don’t think so.”

Navy sailors and Navy ships spent about $64 million in Hong Kong in 2006 during port visits. If it were up to me, I’d develop a good port visit schedule with Singapore and Manila instead, and drop Hong Kong and other Chicom ports permanently.



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